There was a mountain lion on the wall in the backyard of 49 Carroll Avenue on Thursday coming from the direction of NFA. The Norwich Police were called by us and we reported it. It seemed to “lurk” like any cat then paused as if something was there , and then ran North towards Carroll Heights as if it was chasing something like another animal. It was definitely a mountain lion as I confirmed what it looked like on the internet. Deadly, not by experience…but a beautiful beast as well.
I was driving west on Route 2 near Marlborough on Wednesday when a large, muscular cat, slightly larger than a German shepherd, sprinted across the highway. The cat was no more than 40 yards ahead of me so I got a clear, though quick view. It had to weigh at least 100 lbs if not more. The odd thing was that it appeared to have a short, bobbed tail, not a long one, although again, I saw it for no more than 10 seconds. Has anyone reported sightings along Rt 2 west of Norwich?