Two years ago I saw a Mountain Lion / Cougar on Rte 37 in Sherman. It was fawn-colored, TALL, too tall to be anything else, long tail, jumped the road in two leaps, amazing to see… I was so surprised that I emergency-stopped the car on the side of the road… just in time to see two babies go across the road.
Last fall, I was riding my horse in New Milford, CT and my horse was acting funny… as we came around the corner, lying on the side of the road, a fawn-colored, long-tailed cat (I was pretty sure it was similar-looking). It was just lying there but it was watching us. So I very slowly backed my horse back up the road…
I am not an animal expert but I can tell you that the animals looked identical to each other and the sightings were less than 10 miles away from each other.
1999 – At 5am I was driving down Bullymuck Road in New Milford, CT when I saw movement in the road up ahead. I assumed there were racoons crossing the road. Much to my surprise I came upon 3, yes 3, mountain lions within 2 feet of my headlights. They were as surprised as I was. They did not scoot off right away as I think they were shocked and surprised by the headlights. I stopped and watched them for at least 15 seconds as they mingled in and out of each other and scurried off into the woods.
June, 2012 – Driving up Hubble Mountain Road in Sherman, within a quarter mile of the mountain lion sighting of 1999, a wolf crossed the road in front of my car. My daughter saw it first and we pulled over to watch it. I am certain it was a wolf. It looked like a german shepherd at first, but as it crossed the road and was headed up into the woods it stopped and looked directly at us, it was within 12 feet of us. It was then I realized it was a wolf and not a dog….in hindsight, I realized that this animal moved differently from a dog and the shape of its head and position and shape of its eyes were very distinctive to that of a wolf. It was also larger than a german shepherd. I know what I saw!
August 19, 2012 – My husband and daughter were coming up Hubble Mountain Road in Sherman headed toward Bullymuck Road. Much to their surprise a black bear crossed the road in front of the car and headed into the woods. This was about 6:30pm.
August 29, 2012 – My husband and daughter saw a mountain lion at the intersection of Hubble Mountain Road and Bullymuck Road at 6:30am while waiting for the school bus. It was in no hurry as it crossed the road and trotted into the woods.
Over the years we have witnessed, coyote, fox, deer, bear, mountain lions, and wild turkey. I would say that there is plenty of wildlife activity in the New Milford/Sherman, CT area that I don’t ever hear anyone talk about.
I saw what might have been a mountain lion yesterday behind my house. It was large, thick, and had a long tail. There were four deer in the front yard so i suspect it was eyeing them. I live on the border of Washington and New Milford, off 109.
I was sitting outside on my back deck when I noticed a mountain lion crossing my backyard. When I got up–it noticed me–we made eye contact and it headed off into the woods. It did not rush off–just strolled…
While mowing a customers property in northern new milford ct a mountain lion crossed the street. First thinking it was a bobcat I called it. Then looking at it I realized it was much larger and powerful looking and realized it was a mountain lion. Beautiful but scary at the same time.