I live next to sleeping giant state park and hike regularly. on sunday October 14, 2012 at aproximately 4:30 pm I was finishing my hike on the horse trail and spotted a large cat crossing the trail about 100 feet in front of me. The cat was a solid color medium brown with a long ( 3+ ft) tail and was the size of a german shepard dog, my guess was 100 lbs. The cat crossed slowly heading north directly towards Mansion rd in Wallingford. I did not get a picture as the cat went into some heavy scrub next to the trail, i did call DEEP that told me it must be a bobcat as there are no cougars or mountail lions in ct. I also reported it to the park ranger .