At about 5:50 AM on July 8, 2014 we were driving on route 66 just past Middle Haddam heading to route 84 when a large cat crossed the road in front of us. It was about the size of a german shepherd and had a long tail. We only saw the profile so we couldn't tell the color. The cat ran across the road and vanished into the woods .
I believed it to be a mountain lion, but I had never heard of any in the Northeast. It was not a bob cat as it had a long tail and far too large to be a feral cat. submitted by Louis Mettey