This morning 2/6/2013, at about 9:15 am I was driving on Rt 199 in Roxbury and spotted a mountain lion barrelling up the wooded hillside. He was large, maybe 5 ft. long with a long tail and full coat. He was the tan color of the leaves that remain on the trees at this time of year. And he was moving up a steep, wooded incline very fast. I only viewed him from the back, but stopped my car and watched him ascend.
Thrilling!! Submitted by Diane DeMarco
On 01/27/2013, while traveling south on route 199, between Washington, CT and my home in Roxbury, at approximately 9:30 pm a large mountain lion ran across the road, from west to east, between my wife’s car traveling in front of me, and my car. I had to step on the brake to avoid hitting the cat, which was not more than a few feet in front of my car. This is my third sighting in 13 years and the second in the past two. All were in Roxbury. The first was on South Street, south of Flag Swamp Road about 12 years ago, and the second was on Squire road near South Street about a year and half ago. This cat was the largest. It appeared to be close to five feet long, and over 100 lbs. As it ran, its long, thick tail came straight off the back. This was a big, healthy, beautiful cat! Posted by: Lincoln Turner
Yesterday, Saturday October 6, 2012 we were driving on South Street in Roxbury, CT,when my brother and I saw what appeared to be a big black cat with a long tail. It was on the shoulder of the road when it jumped into the woods and it was gone. Today, my brother was looking at articles about mountain lions in CT and saw that they do live around here. My mom is scared now because she always goes walking around that road and they could potentially be dangerous.
We have pictures of what could be a mountain lion laying down under our hammock last week, and standing. DEEP says it is a bobcat of course. It is not square and stout like a bobcat.
We’ve seen this animal in our fields sunning since the Spring, but now the tall grass hides things. The packs of coyotes have disappeared. We found ripped legs from a fawn. The Deer cross the property and lately it seems there is one less each day. No deer at all yesterday.
Pictures were taken around 3:30pm. In the the Spring the sightings were always in the early morning till 9 or 10:00 am
Cat is standing left of hammock – cropped from a larger image
Cat is standing
Cell phone photo. cat is facing forward under hammock.
Cat is set back laying down behind hammock. Cropped from a larger image
I was walking along Rt 67 in Roxbury when I spied what initially I considered to be a large grey/tan dog walking at a distance across someone’s backyard, then disappear behind their house. While I first categorized it as a dog, my brain told me what I was looking at didn’t wholly fit into that idea. It was huge and the animal moved much more gracefully than a dog, and covered more ground than a dog would for that size. I waited to see if it would emerge from behind the other side of the house, but then saw something move through the woods, although I couldn’t discern its shape at that point, as it was shrouded by the thick of trees. It occured to me it was a mountain lion, but I can’t be 100% certain. Truly, it was its size and how easily it moved, like the difference between watching a man walk and a woman walk.
At 10 PM, as I closed up my puppies, dogs, a mare and filly in the barn, I heard a very large animal chorteling, sounded like a 800 pound raccoon. I then found the sound on line….for cougar. The next morning, I noticed a large patch of broken crushed plants where something quite large had been resting, about 6 feet plus in diameter. I live in Roxbury, CT