Yesterday about 10a.m. I looked out the window and crossing the yard was a very large grey brown cat. Weighed about 70-80pounds and was carrying something in it’s mouth, an animal that was about 5-10pounds and brown. Had a long tail with black underside. There have been bobcat in the yard and this wasn’t the same size or shape. It had the sillouette of a panther and was ugly grey brown and no spots and was way too large and the tail was long and skinny. It crossed into some woods carrying the animal, possibly a cub. I reported it to animal control and they said it must have been a bobcat. Well I have seen bobcat and this didn’t look like a bobcat to me. I was afraid to go out all day and still see the image in my head. This was July 19, 2012. I believe what I saw was a lion, not a bobcat.
A couple evenings ago my wife and I were watching deer in our field. As I’m looking at the deer with binoculars, she yells “THERE’S A MOUNTAIN LION IN THE BACKYARD”!! Sure enough, CLEAR AS DAY, there is a mountain lion sitting in our backyard, maybe 50-60 feet from us. I looked at it through the glasses, even though it was plain to see with the naked eye. We’ve had bobcats, dogs, cats, woodchucks, coyote, whatever else people are going to say we saw, but this was a mountain lion. This was on the Cheshire/Prospect line. August 2011.