We had seen tracks in the snow recently and were suspicious of what animal(s) left them. This morning (2/18/13) we saw two “cats” walking slowly around our fenced-in pool area (150 yards from the house).
They were nearly as tall as the middle rail on the split rail fence (there is much snow, so they stood taller than they are) and about half as wide as the interval btw the posts. I would equate their size to a young lab – a bit lower to the ground of course. They were both approx the same size – and each had a tail 1-2 feet long.
They were a light brown and moved very fluidly. They each burrowed under the mesh fencing (attached to the split beam railing) to access the pool area – scouted for 2 minutes and them left that area.
We were not able to get a picture and did not interact with them.
I am not familiar with the area nor was I familiar with the possible sightings.
I had dropped a student off at the Gunnery school and was traveling on church hill road near poppy swamp road. (not exactly sure but looking on google maps I believe this is the area).
It was dusk on Monday Nov 26. I saw an animal cross the road about 150 yards ahead. It headed into the wooded area. I think a large property was on the other side but not positive.
I immediately felt it looked different then anything I’ve seen before. It was sized to a medium to large dog, had a short snout but move and was muscled as a cat. I slowed down to see if I could see any more but could not.
I called my wife shortly after and told her what I saw and asked if it was possible that Mountain Lions live in CT. When I got home I googled mountain lions and ct and found this sight. The pictures I saw reconfirms on what I saw. Submitted by Geoff
I saw what might have been a mountain lion yesterday behind my house. It was large, thick, and had a long tail. There were four deer in the front yard so i suspect it was eyeing them. I live on the border of Washington and New Milford, off 109.
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists confirm the authenticity of this remote camera photo made by a hunter in the Moses Coulee area of Douglas County on Dec. 23, 2010. Biologists say the rare shot of eight cougars in one spot is likely the result of a female cougar with a litter converging with one of her adult female offspring and her litter. The Wenatchee man who collected the images is known to the state biologists, but asked to remain anonymous.