I spotted a bobcat crossing Rte 82. near Cold Spring Road in Hadlyme. The cat was predominantly brown (similar to the photos of the cat in Ashford). I did not notice the distinctive interior leg stripes but the tail was definitely short and bobbed. I was able to slow my car and watch it for a short distance in the woods. It seemed quite large. I have seen a photo of a bobcat in this area taken recently and that cat looked quite a bit different (more spots and stripes). This cat was surely a mature male but the coat was definitely shaded a predominant brown. I don’t think there are actually hybrids so it must have been a bobcat.