We live in Somers near Hall Hill Rd. Sunday night I was letting our dog out in the yard and saw in the bushes about 20′ from me a large “cat-like” animal. It was about 75-85 pounds. It looked at me and our dog, I picked up the dog, looked back over at the animal, and it ran off into the front yard. I didn’t see it again. The animal was long, very lean, and I couldn’t quite make out the color because it was very dark outside and the animal was dark but there was some white on the tail and on the face. I don’t quite know what kind of animal it was but I’ve seen bobcats in the yard a few times and this thing was MUCH larger. Can anyone help me with this?
Hi I have 50 acres wooded with a river we were trimming trees by the river and a mountain lion crossed the road about 20 feet from us. I am a wildlife rehabber in somers. definitely not a bobcat. long tail.
He paused and looked at us then continued on his way casually
Yesterday, 8/25/2012 at around 3 PM my wife was driving west on Rte190 (Main St) between Gulf Rd and Red House Kennels when a mountain lion loped across the road in front of her going from north to south. She saw it clearly and said the tail was very long. There is plenty of forest around this area and many people have said that they have seen one. My son said that he saw one clearly in his headlights about 3 years ago on our street. I believe they are here and would love to spot one.
July 18, 2011 – Somers, CT
A mountain lion entered our backyard from the woods. I heard a crashing in the woods and thought it was a deer. When I looked to see the deer, I almost had a heart attack when a mountain lion leapt from the woods to the top of a pile of dead branches. The lion was hunting something under the branches and bent it head down and up came the very long tail. That was when I registered it was not a bobcat, coyote or anything else I have seen from the woods. Since I was outside, I ran into the house.
I have contacted the CT DEP. They have taken the report but tell me that there is not database that tracks mountain lion sightings. It has been 1 day and I am still shaken up.