July 18, 2011 – Somers, CT
A mountain lion entered our backyard from the woods. I heard a crashing in the woods and thought it was a deer. When I looked to see the deer, I almost had a heart attack when a mountain lion leapt from the woods to the top of a pile of dead branches. The lion was hunting something under the branches and bent it head down and up came the very long tail. That was when I registered it was not a bobcat, coyote or anything else I have seen from the woods. Since I was outside, I ran into the house.
I have contacted the CT DEP. They have taken the report but tell me that there is not database that tracks mountain lion sightings. It has been 1 day and I am still shaken up.