At approximately 4:30pm on March 31, 2012, my family and I witnessed a large cat that we believe was a mountain lion at the west end of our property. Our first sighting was of a deer running through our yard and into the adjacent apple orchard. This was followed seconds later by a large cat with a long tail and muscular shoulders. My wife and mother both got a very good look at the cat while I saw it's overall shape and long tail. We were all in awe over the sighting and now know the mountain lion does in fact exist in CT.