Spotted a mt lion in our backyard last week on eddy rd in barkhamsted. The cat wasn’t bothered by us looking out the door at him/her and just slowly strutted across the grass and back into the woods.
Saturday 7/30/11 afternoon, came across a mountain lion in the back of my property approximately 30 feet away. It was laying in tall brush before getting up and walking in the opposite direction. Have seen many black bear pass through my property but never a mountain lion till now. I have German shepards and the lion was about the size of my female @ 110lbs. There are definitely mountain lions in Ct.
In March 2008 I saw a Mt Lion near the Barkhamsted Reservoir. There was NO mistaking what I saw. It had to be 6-7 feet long from nose to tip of tail and about 140-160lbs. It leaped across the road in front of my car and jumped up and embankment effortlessly. My family were speechless for a few seconds not believing what we had just witnessed. They are here. I am not sure how they came to roam the CT woods again but, they are most certainly here. They were native here until we killed them off. You shouldn’t mess with mother nature.
Also has anyone heard what the DNA results were from the Milford lion hit by the car? It seems strange that the results are taking so long.
About three years ago I believe I saw a mountain lion race across the road at the western end of Hillcrest Road in Barkhamsted. It flashed across the road from left to right into a swamp area, ran low to the ground and had a long skinny tail. This was late afternoon on a sunlit day in the fall. My initial reaction was that it was a dog but then realized that it was a cat about the size of a bulldog. It was much larger than a bobcat and definitely had the long tail [I’ve seen several large bobcats recently in the Simsbury Barkhamsted area, definitely not a bobcat]. I’ve hunted and hiked in Litchfield county for over thirty years and have seen many different wild animals including bear, deer,a moose. coyotes,a martin and many other animals but never anything that startled me as much. Mike in Simsbury.