On 6/21/2012 4:50 in morning , I was driving south on Maple Ave.in Bloomfield. Taking off from a stop sign, with a small land trust area on the corner of Maple ave. and Burr rd. on my r/s some large animal ran out of the land trust and crossed the road in front of me, with heavy brush in its path it was hesitant to jump into it, so it ran on the grass area closer to me, then jumped into the woods giving me a sight of my first Connecticut Mountain Lion, long tail and body. Some one else on this sight reported a sighting at Rte. 185 and Rte. 218 , about a 1/2 mile away with very dense marsh, on same large tract of land, but no need to call DEEP and report I must be seeing things!!!!! Some one is very close to getting pictures very SOOOON. Keep on looking in Bloomfield for this ghost cat.
My wife and I were exiting our double ended cul de sac, Crystal Ln in Bloomfield CT at about 3PM when we spotted what we suspected to be a large bobcat. We went to get a closer look and as we pulled down the road we noticed it was solid golden in color and had a long tail. It was definitely not a bob cat which we have seen in our neighborhood before. As we approached it darted off into the woods toward the pond back there.
On the morning of February 20, 2012, at 6:30 AM, I was heading West on Route 185, approaching the intersection of 185 and route 218 in Bloomfield. I noticed a large shape quickly crossing the road about 50 feet ahead of my vehicle. As I got closer, I saw a mountain lion crossing the road from the left side about where 185 turns into multiple lanes 100 feet or so before the intersection. The mountain lion jumped into the woods on the south side of the road; it is possible that the first shape I saw was something it was chasing or another lion.
I have seen bobcats in the area before so I am sure that this was not a bobcat. At first I thought this was a small deer until I got a better view of the animal. It was tan in color, about the size of a very large dog, with a long tail. Any doubts that there are mountain lions in Connecticut are erased, at least for me and the other drivers in the area that may have seen this one.
Wonderful pictures taken by Paul
on the corner of Duncaster Rd and Adams Rd.