Middlefield, CT : 9:00 AM, Wednesday, July 09, 2014 – Mountain Lion ran in front of my car, about one telephone pole length from me, while I was driving. On Route 157 (Main Street), about 100 yards north of Cider Road. Initially I thought it was a dog, Yellow Labrador Retriever, however the head was round, not elongated, and it had a long tail. It was a full grown animal. I watched animal shows all my life. I’m no expert, however with a 90% certainty, I identified this animal as a Mountain Lion. I was perplexed as the animal I saw did not look locally familiar. I quickly googled Connecticut Mountain Lion, and I came to this sight. I was aghast to learn Mountain Lions exist in Connecticut. Submitted by :Anthony Calbrese
We had a mountain lion walk Through our backyard this afternoon around 12:30pm. It was tannish in color. The body was around 3ft in length with a long tail. Based on pictures I have seen online it definitely was not a bobcat. Kind of frightening since my kids are usually outside playing in the yard during the day. Never expected to see this in a residential neighborhood
I had been in Madison visiting my friend, and on my way back, decided to stop by my old house to see how everything was holding up.
This neighborhood is usually a peppy, happy neighborhood, but nobody was out and it was cloudy, and slightly misty.
I was taking the left to continue on the street to get to the main road when this very large canine walked out of the arborvitae trees onto the left side of the road.
It was completely grey and stood at about.. 5ft tall. It was a very large, very lean and muscular looking animal and when it turned to me while i slowly drove by, had the face of a wolf-like animal, but I am pretty sure there are no wolves in CT anymore? I wouldn’t doubt it but I was told they were hunted out a long time ago.
Any thoughts on what it could have been? it was about 4 or 5ft long too.
(this was on whisper winds road, in middlefield, ct)
As I was driving down Mack Road in Middlefield this morning at 7:10 a.m. (Sept. 14, 2011) toward Jackson Hill Road an animal ran across the road in front of my vehicle and it was like nothing I have ever seen. The best resemblance I can come up with is a black panther. It was the size of a medium to large dog but had the face of a cat (although more squarish) and a long fuzzy tubular tail. It was black in color except for some large mottled grayish spots. I got a good look at the animal and I am certain it was not a coyote, but I have no idea what it was.