I observed a reddish/white bib animal and wondered if a fox, with binnoculars realized it was a large cat. I called the Thompson, CT dog officer and learned I was the third resident in general area to report. Two weeks later, same time of day, same spot it was rolling on the gravel driveway enjoying the sun across the street.
I believe I saw a Mountain Lion crossing West Thompson Rd in Thompson this afternoon while motorcycle riding. I noticed what I thougt to be a very large Cat, about as big as a medium sized dog, crossing the street about 75 yards in front of me. I slowed down to look at it as I approached where it had crossed, and that’s when I noticed it standing on a stone wall that headed into the woods. It stopped breifly to look at me and then I saw it jump of the wall and dissapeared. I swore to my family this evening that it looked like a mountain lion, however I really didn’t think that was possible in this area. However after seeing the other sightings in very close proximity to where this happened, now I’m not so sure. Thanks.
Great place to report sightings! Bobcat sightings have been frequent at my mom’s property in Thompson, CT – the animal has been within 10 feet of people – coming around the side of the house, while people have been sitting outside – just around the time of sunset. Bobcat just hurried on its way! Easily identified both by markings and later vocalizations. First sightings were approximately July 31st of 2010, continuing to present. Quinebaug River is approx. 1000 ft from my mom’s property line; numerous coyote, rabbits, turkeys, fox, deer, skunk, opposum, and fisher cat are prevalent. Several neighbors have chickens, ducks nearby.