Around 7pm on 6/23, my wife spotted a cougar outside of our bedroom window. She knew immediately that this was not a bobcat. I ran over and we watched as it walked (about 6 feet below us) in between our neighbor’s and our property line. It was brown, long whiskers, long tail. We have seen all sorts of wildlife in our yard since moving here 2 years ago. 2 bobcats, several foxes, 1 coyote. This year the rabbit population in our yard is booming, maybe tat is brought him over. I ran outside and took some pics as he was sitting under a tree staring at the street. After about 4 pics, it noticed me and turned its head in my direction. It crouched, I stood still about 5o yards away. I shouted and, poof, it was gone. I have several pics… wish i could attach.
Last night around 7:30pm, I looked out of my window and saw a mountain lion on our property in Brookfield, CT. It was a tan color, approximately 100 lbs. and it had a long tail. We’ve seen bobcats before, but this was, without question, not a bobcat. My husband went outside to take a picture of it and to confirm that it was a mountain lion. He yelled really loudly and then it ran away.
On the morning of February 29, 2012, about 7:30 AM, our dog raised a ruckus, barking out the front window. To see what had excited her, I went to the window and saw a lone mountain lion, tawny in color and with it’s distinctively long tail and feline walk, saunter down Falls Drive in front of our house.
It was around 8:30 AM. I was cycling down my road from my morning ride. about 100 ft. ahead of me a spot an animal entering the swampy brush. It was tan with a long tail and walked like a cat. It was similar to a medium sized dog. As I rode by the spot where it entered the brush, I turned to look and low and behold it was sitting right near the edge of the road as if waiting for something. Luckily it wasn’t me. I could hear some russeling in the wood opposite the cat as if something else was coming. Later that day, I went back to the spot to look for tracks. I mentioned what I was doing to a neighbor and she said her daughter had spotted what she thought was a Mt. Lion the day before, and there were 3 cubs with it.
What the hey!? There are Mt. Lions in Brookfield, CT by Lake Lillanoah. DEP take notice, 4 are too many for such a densly populated area.