November 12th, 2011 – 19:35
On 11/5/2011 I was driving on Rt 169 North bound in Canterbury at aprox noon time. A mountain Lion ran out in front of my suv (50 ft) just before the Brooklyn town line and leaped over a stone wall with ease. I immediatley pulled over as i couldn’t believe what I had just seen. I got out and stood on the wall to see where it had gone as I really wanted to get a picture of this increadible creature but I couldn’t see any movement and I didn’t want to get to far away from my vehicle. It’s legs were huge as were its paws. I’ve seen many animals, both in the wild and in parks and there is NO mistaking this for anything other than a large mountain lion. Its fur had a yellowish / orange tint to it and to see it run was like something out of a animal kindom show !