At about 5:50 AM on July 8, 2014 we were driving on route 66 just past Middle Haddam heading to route 84 when a large cat crossed the road in front of us. It was about the size of a german shepherd and had a long tail. We only saw the profile so we couldn’t tell the color. The cat ran across the road and vanished into the woods .
I believed it to be a mountain lion, but I had never heard of any in the Northeast. It was not a bob cat as it had a long tail and far too large to be a feral cat. submitted by Louis Mettey
On 11/15/2011 between 11 AND 11:30AM a bobcat crossed my field of view while I was observing several deer with binoculars on my back property in the viinicty of the intersection route 82 and 151. The deer were about 30 yds. from my kitchen window when a bobcat crossed my field of view between me and the deer which were feeding on tall grass with there heads down in the grass. The bobcat stopped about 10 yds. past them to look into the brushy area when something else caught it’s attention. During that time I was able to get a very close look through the bino’s and could make out the dark pots, the white behind the ears and on parts of the tail. It was a full size bobcat and was grayish tan with spots in color. What an amazing sight. Once you see one for the first time you will never forget it.
A mountain lion was spotted this week just off Route 149 and Creek Row in East Haddam, along the power-line corridor. Animal Control Officer Michael Olzacki was on his way to a residential animal-control call when he spotted the animal…
Update: Sorry this post is removed at the request of AOL. To read this AOL’s article – “Alert: Mountain Lion Sighted in East Haddam” go to – easthaddam.patch.com/articles/mountain-lion-sighted-in-east-haddam
Two large bobcats crossed my front yard this morning on O’connell road in East Haddam around 6:15 My mother saw them first and yelled to me. At a brisk pace they crossed the front yard and quickly entered the woodline. I’ve seen them around before and it won’t be too much longer before their luck runs out. Everytime my dog goes out to the bathroom she’s got an armed escort. I’ll post the pictures as soon as I blow them away, if there’s enough time ill try and take a picture while their still alive. 8/12/2011
Driving along Mt.Parnassus Rd. By millington green cemetary in East Haddam at 9:45 pm when this 90lb to 100lb tan cat with long tail crossed the road about 40yds in front of me.
I spotted a bobcat crossing Rte 82. near Cold Spring Road in Hadlyme. The cat was predominantly brown (similar to the photos of the cat in Ashford). I did not notice the distinctive interior leg stripes but the tail was definitely short and bobbed. I was able to slow my car and watch it for a short distance in the woods. It seemed quite large. I have seen a photo of a bobcat in this area taken recently and that cat looked quite a bit different (more spots and stripes). This cat was surely a mature male but the coat was definitely shaded a predominant brown. I don’t think there are actually hybrids so it must have been a bobcat.