Live on hebron ave glastonbury on rattle snake mt near birch mountain road. 6 am saw mountain lion crossing back yard. Second time in about five years. I’m not an expert but it was a mountain lion not bobcat there is two resident bobcats I see frequently. Submitted by Patrick Sullivan 4/3/2014
Several years ago, my wife and I were traveling west down Rt 2, and we saw what was almost certainly a dead mountain lion on the side of the highway, between exit 10 and exit 12 (Glastonbury/Marlborough area). We got off the exit, and came back around again to get another look, but were unable to stop due to traffic. I would guess that it was in the 100 lb. range (comparing it with my dog), but it was the long, thick tail that was most identifiable. The next day it was gone from the highway. My wife and I were both convinced that it was a mountain lion – the tail was like nothing you’d see on any other animal in this area.
Also, a few months ago I was chatting with a woman who was passing through Colchester on Rt. 2, and she said “you’re going to think I’m crazy, but I KNOW I saw a mountain lion on Rt. 2 in Colchester!” I assured her that I didn’t think she was crazy…
I spotted (what I firmly believe was) a mountain lion crossing the street while driving in Glastonbury on November 8, 2012. It was about 8:30 in the morning and was just west of the intersection of Neipsic Road and Brook Street. The cat was probably between 85 and 125 pounds. I called the DEEP the next day but never heard back from them.
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When I was walking with my dog in Glastonbury (the beginning of June, a few days before the mountain lion was killed in Greenwich) a thought crossed my mind to turn around and look. About a quarter of a mile away, a tan,long, lean and large animal was crossing the road,walking low to the ground, toward a field with many goats. At first I didn’t think it was a mountain lion. But after much thought and going back to the area I thought it might be a possibility. If you need more details about exact location you can send email. Thanks Kris Kent