mountain lion spotted in my back yard in Woodbury Ct.. Crouched under my hemlock trees, stalking my bird feeder area for squirrels and chipmunks. A beautiful animal. Although certain authorities tried to tell me what I had seen was a bobcat, lynx or coyote even, I know what I saw was a mountain lion and I will never believe otherwise.
I saw a mountain lion here in my yard. It was crouched underneath my hemlock trees near my bird feeding area, stalking the squirrels and chipmunks. It was light tan in color and very smooth and clean looking. Its ears were a dead give away. Its face was like nothing I had ever imagined seeing just 30 feet from my back door. Certain authorities tried to convince me that what I saw was a lynx, or a bobcat or a coyote even! But I’ve seen all those creatures in my yard and surely I know the difference between dogs and cats. I know what I saw and won’t be made o fool of. What I saw was 100% mountain lion!
I have seen 4 different mountain lions in Woodbury over the past 2 years.
The first sighting was in my backyard just before dusk. From about 100′ away, I saw a huge male panther that was dark gray with shades of black, he had an enormous head. It was no dog or coyote slinking along the fields edge close to the tree line, for sure.
The second sighting was a tan colored mid sized female mountain lion that ran across my driveway in front of my vehicle, about 20′ away, in the middle of the day.
The last sighting to date, was 2 juvenile tan colored mountain lions that ran one after the other, nose to long tail, across in front of my vehicle about 40′ from me while coming up my street. This sighting was at night, but these cats ran right through the lighted area emitted from my vehicles’ headlights. No doubt what they were !!!!!!! Not coyotes or bobcats or someones dogs !!!!!!!!!!! I have no doubt they are in CT. Educate your family and friends in Ct, they are here !!!!!!!! All these sights happened so quickly, there was no time to grab a camera. Hopefully the next time I’ll have a camera readily available, to prove out the facts to the doubters……
At dusk in the fall of 2010, working in my garden, I sensed someone looking at me, and looking up I saw a big cat watching me from 20′ away. It loped off into the woods slowly enough so that I could see it was longer than a bobcat, and its tail was almost as long as its body, quite obvious to me that it was a cougar. Later that winter, I saw its tracks, very hear where I saw it watching me. My property has woods, which continue to the river in the center of Woodbury.