17 Replies to “Mountain Lion Sighting – Sherman/New Milford CT”

  1. September 10, 2012 – Saw a Bigfoot crossing in front of my car. He stopped for a moment made eye contact then continued on his way while waving goodbye to me. Sorry could not resist.

  2. Thank you, KC, for sharing your wildlife sitings in the New Milford/Sherman, CT area. All of us who have had the unique experience of sighting these larger predators in the “wild” appreciate hearing from you, and others, as well. Jokes aside, that is why we following this Site.

    1. In our neighborhood in Ashford Ct; a mountain lion has been see by a lot of our neighbors. I took pictures about a month ago of tracks. Well today my husband was up in back in the hayfield splitting wood and he saw the cat. Long tail, long legs, rounded ears. The lion and Rob stared at eack other for 2 minutes and cat walked off into the woods heading to Hnath Rd where he or she has been seen often. Of course he had no camera. There have been to many sightings in the immediate area for it not to be true. A XDEP officer said no way! They don’t live in this part of the country. Its hard to get a picture. We all have to carry our cameras with us!!

    2. I was speaking to a neighbor last night about her son jogging in the vicinity it Hubble Mountain Road and Bullymuckthe Road. Her son went slightly off the beaten path and jogged into the woods. He happened upon two mountain lion cubs feeding on a deer. He stopped short, looked around but didn’t see the momma mountain lion. He about faced and got out of there as quickly as he could. Proof the muntain lion exists here in CT and definitely are reproducing in our own backyards!

      1. I know the jogger and have spent, and am still spending, a lot of time in those woods hunting (camera) for her. I have seen lots of deer, turkeys, and coyotes in addition to the wolf once but no luck yet. I haven’t given up. I did see potential Bobcat tracks in the snow the other day though. By the way, my neighbor also saw the wolf a few weeks ago.

  3. September 22, 2012 – I saw that wolf today. It was about 60 yards away in a heavily wooded area moving with that steady gait. I had my camera as I was positioned for something else but never had a chance at a pic. I only saw it for about 4 seconds.

    1. When I tell people they think I’ve mistaken a coyote for the wolf. The wolf is distinctive, the gait as you mention, is unmistakable. Once you see one, yo know it. The eyes are positioned differently, there’s no mistake. Thank you for validating me!

  4. I work with a guy that lives in Morris. He has seen mountain lion in that town. He has also mentioned seeing wolves. I think it is only a matter of time that mountain lions are excepted as living in Connecticut like black bears are now.

  5. Coburn rd E in Sherman – Woke up to the screeching of a mountain lion at 5:30 am this morning. It was a horrific screech that was called over and over again. At first it sounded like a woman screaming. Paw prints show it coming out of the woods behind our house, crossing our fenced yard and crossing the street.

  6. ROUTE 395 GOING SOUTH BOUND , AROUND AN EXIT ON THE CONNETICUT SIDE ,HEADED TO DANIELSON , A COUGER RAN ACROSS THE TRAFFIC AND JUMPED STRIGHT UP A CLIFF ON THE OTHERSIDE OF THE RD.,STRAIGHT UP AS IF IT COULD DEFY GRAVITY.. WE SAW THE WHOLE THING,,, AND IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. I HAD WOLVES GROWING UP IN CONNETICUT,,BUT I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED EVERY KIND OF CAT. I HELD A BOB CAT ONCE TOO, MY DREAM IS TO WATCH THESE COUGARS… I WOULDNT WANT TO DISTURB THEM. THIS WAS AROUND OCTOBER 2012…. IT WAS A TAN COUGAR…VERY THICK TAIL TOO. IT WAS BIGGER THAN A LARGE DOG..AND IT DID WHAT TIGGERS DO BEST,,LOL BOUNCED!!

  7. Saw it, yup! Sunday April 13 driving down Green Pond Road, Sherman CT. Wife also saw it, bigger and more powerful looking than a Bobcat but smaller than what I envision a Mountain Lion to be, hey, never saw one! But it wasn’t a kitty Cat, thats for sure! It was being hassled by two crows, it ran right in front of my car. The mysterious cat creature does exist, probably an abnormally huge Bobcat, dont believe there to be mountain lions, geez louise!

  8. September 20th 2014 8:20ish am Sunny Valley Road, New Milford – My rabbits started screaming bloody murder, looked out of my second story bedroom window to see a large cat with a long tail looking into my rabbit cage. The cage is off the ground 32 inches. Its head was level with the bottom of the cage. The cat had a mottled tan and dark brown coat, rounded dark ears from the back, it never faced me even when I chased it off. It made it out of the yard in two leaps, I looked to see if it was in the neighbors yard but it was no where to be seen.
    I have also seen large cat prints in the snow on the Housatonic Range Trail last winter. I thought they were very large for a bob cat.

  9. I saw a Mountain Lion in New Fairfield a year ago when it ran out in front of my car. Big ass cat. Told some friends who didn’t believe me. I have no reason to make it up.

  10. I too have seen a mountain lion. In 2011 I was on my way to work at 4am traveling south on rt22 near the Watch tower when it crossed the rode right in front of me. Large,tan cat with long tail and muscular body. Awesome to see!!

  11. New Fairfield, off ball pond road. I saw a cougar in my front yard this afternoon clear as day. It walked slowly through the yard , looked at me and then went up into the woods. My dog was going berserk- never have seen her this agitated. I have a biology degree and know what a cougar looks like. No mistaking it for a coyote or bobcat. Estimate it weighed 75-100 lbs, long tail, dark ears, sleek tawny/light brown coat. I was actually very surprised-

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