July 19, 2009. Northern Newtown. I was driving north on Currituck Rd towards the intersection of Tower Rd and CT Rt 25 (near Brookfield). The stream, Pond Brook, goes under the road there. The giant Algonquin gas pipe line is 2 houses away. A mountain lion ran across the road. It was larger than any bobcat I have seen (Redding) and it was not spotted. The fur was so short and the tail was like a house cat's tail. I went on the internet and looked at many pictures of bobcats and it was a larger cat. I saw the one sadly killed in Milford last night and that was the muscular sleek body I saw! What a shame. I wonder if the DEP will/can compare the DNA with the scat from Greenwich. I remember back in July 2009 reading about sightings in New Milford and New Fairfield during the same period. Well, now we know I wasn't making it up.
Could someone please write an article for a CT news agency that documents that PEOPLE should not worry about these noble creatures hurting people in CT.
Thank you, RT