There was a mountain lion killed in Milford, CT at around exit 55. The dead carcass is evidence that in fact there are mountain lions in CT. I’d like to see the sightings map updated to reflect this animal. The State DEP suggests this was an escaped pet but has produced no evidence of this. There has been speculation that this was the same Mountain Lion that was seen by numerous people in Greenwich. However the Greenwich sightings continued after the animal was killed in MIlford.
There are mountain lions in Connecticut. They are in very small numbers but they are out there. The deer and turkey population have grown radically to easily support a population of these animals.
Earlier in the week, a Milford women photographed a “Bob Cat” that was reportedly 60-80 pounds. Clearly this animal is not a mountain lion as it has a bob cat like tail. However the animal shows some traits that are not common in bobcats. I have heard discussion of hybrid animals out there I wonder if this may be one.