I saw my first mountain lion this morning at around 8.30 while looking out of the bathroom window. The animal was walking along a gravel path in our back garden that backs onto Kettletown State Park. I only saw it for maybe 5 or 6 seconds but the body was about 3 ft long, brown/gray, with a thick, long tail. I saw a bobcat about two years ago and this animal was bigger, had a long tail and didn’t have tufted years. No chance of a photo (I was cleaning my teeth!) and no paw prints on the path.
Spotted mountain lion on purchase brook rd in southbury 7/8/12 around 3pm
7/13/12 about 3pm I was jogging on the road but in a heavily wooden area. What I believe to be a young mountain lion jogged unto the road about 25 ft in front of me. It stayed on the road for about 25ft and darted down a rocky driveway. I was on Burr Rd between Kettletown and Jacob Roads in Southbury, CT.
I just saw a large tawny colored cat (about the size of a medium to large dog) with a long full black tipped tail walk across my front yard and into the woods. Too big to be a house cat and definitely didn’t move like a dog. By the time I got outside with the camera it was too far in to see or get a picture.
2 years ago I end up face to face with Mountain Lion. I was working on my truck with garage door open. That thing came next to the doors and stared at me for a minute then walk away slowly. I am pretty sure he was considering attacking me but did choose not to. I was glad I had plenty of tools around me so My wife would have nice coat that winter.
5 months ago we had two of them come and climb the tree next to my house after dark. We did not known what is happening until one decided to climb down scared by flashlight.
I think Connecticut DEP should do something before there is horrible accident.
BTW when I first told this story my friends told me I am crazy and it was bobcats, this week I visited Cabals store and saw how the mountain lion looks like and now I am 100% sure what I saw was mountain lion.
Anonymous writes “My dog has been excited lately and sniffing hard at some places in yard. This afternoon around 3:30 I saw a cougar passing from the area of the koi pond across my yard border (about 150 feet) into the woods. My house is near a state park and area is heavily wooded. I checked photos on the internet and this is definitely a cougar (size, color, etc.). He appeared to be at least 40 pounds or triple the size of a housecat. What a long tail!
As a nature lover I am thrilled but as the owner of a small dog (17 pounds), I am a bit scared. Does anyone know if the cougar would attack my dog?”