Just had a mountain lion run across Rt. 75 heading east about 1/4 mile south of the intersection at Halladay Avenue. It was pale brown and approximately 80 lbs with a stocky build and large chest. Submitted by JAH
Approximately 5:15am on May 14th, 2012 on Windbrook Drive in northern CT, near the Mass boarder, I spotted a small cougar outside my front walkway on it’s way into the wetlands nearby. It was a small (larger than a cat, about the size of a medium dog), tan with a long stiff tail that had a black tip. It looked muscular, healthy with large feet.
I put my Siamese cat out at about 5:30 am today. About 15 minutes later I heard what sounded like a catfight from near our breezeway. I ran over and looked out the window and right there on the concrete walkway was my cat, growling and caterwauling. About 4 feet away was a cat roughly the size of our Doberman. No tufts on the ears, no tufts on the tail and there was a longer tail than on bobcats I have seen. I think it may have been a juvenile…still seemed to have faint dappling on its coat. The coat was tawny in color and the cat looked pretty raggedy in general. It just stood there looking at my Siamese and I was afraid to interrupt their encounter (thought one or the other would make a move that might prove fatal to my cat). I hit the garage door opener from inside the garage and scared the cat off. Our dog was out back and went ballistic as the cat ran by his run. The lady next door said she spotted the cat last week. I notified the Suffield Police but don’t know if they reported it to any animal authority. Will keep a close eye out when I am in my yard, especially at night!
Was raking leaves and saw what I think was a mountain lion.
It was daytime, and he was 35 feet away in the woods. No Tail and about 50-60lbs and as tall as a Lab. Could definitely tell he was a male from 35 feet!. We have a lot of animals, but this is the first time I have seen a cat of this size.
Today my wife and I were walking down the Windsor Locks bike trail from Suffield with our small dog and almost three miles down by the train tracks I noticed something moving near the water’s edge. When I got a better look I saw that it was a mountain lion. I grabbed my dog and as I looked back at the mountain lion it was staring right at me, 40 yards away. The mountain lion was about 120-170 lbs and was a tan color. Luckily we were able to turn around and walk away without being attacked