Our neighbor told my wife today that she saw a mother and her cubs pass through our yard in the morning last week. Our neighbor said that the lioness was a big as a Labrador Retriever. She said she was certain it was a mountain lion based on the size, color and the fact that the tail was long and curved, not like a Bobcat. She said she felt obligated to tell us because we have small dogs and little children. We live right off of Townline road in Southington on the Bristol side. There is a huge wooded field behind our house and protected wet lands across from our house in the front. This neighbor we have that reported this keeps to her self. The fact that she felt obligated to seek my wife out to tell her makes this sighting very creditable for me.
Driving west on Interstate 84, between exits 32 and 31 in Southington Ct, what appeared to be a mountain lion crossed the highway heading to the east. Time: 9:05 PM. Date: June 5, 2012. A big animal, lower to the ground than a deer, with a tail. A mountain lion or a runnaway Golden Retreiver?
i wanted to report a confirmed mountain lion strike on 691 in southington around 2200 this evening. I have known the tow truck driver for several years who responded. He and the state police confirmed this was a mountain lion. NOT a bobcat or deer.
This is the second time in a few months that one of these beautiful animals have been struck on a Connecticut highway.
Friday July 15th at about 8:15pm. Talking on the phone and looking out the back door up near the orchards I observed what I thought was mountain lion, a little smaller than I would’ve expected but definitely not a bobcat. It stepped out of the woods and walked about 30 or so feet into the yard, when I opened the door to get a better look it stared at me for less than a minute before it turned and walked back to the woods, it stopped at the woods and looked back for a second before it disappeared. I know exactly what a bobcat looks like, we have a regular around here, I know what a coyote looks like (also quite frequent) and I have never seen a coyote this color before, it was absolutely not a dog. I am pretty sure I just seen a cougar in my backyard. Been waiting years to see a bear (also frequent lately) and I see what I will always believe to be a cougar instead. A trade off I was happy to make.