Last week (May 20, 2012) I was laying in bed around 5:30 in the morning when I heard a low growl coming from the wooded area across the street. Never heard anything like it before. On Friday morning (May 25) my husband also heard a growl around 6 a.m.. I figured it was some weird creature, though it did sound like a lion. On Sunday we went to a barbecue. That was when a friend of mine who lives on Goose Lane told me she has seen a mountain lion twice in her fields and some very large deer carcasses. I needed to find out what I heard so I finally found a website with big cat sounds. I listened to every cougar sound and cougar 7 was the one I heard. My husband verifies it was the same sound he heard. The horses next door have also occasionally gone crazy for about an hour at a time, runninfg, neighing, and looking into the woods. If you ask me we have a mountain lion that is hunting our area and the horses know it. The growls were the clincher. My location is 27 Metcalf Rd. in Tolland, CT. The marsh is adjacent to the woods across the street. The marsh has a relatively untraveled crossing over Anderson Rd, which leads into another very wooded area along the Skungamaug River. That area is heavily wooded and somewhat hilly and rocky. It leads right up to the back of the fields I previously mentioned on Goose Lane, and my friends backyard.
My Wife and I seen a dead one at the on ramp on Rt.84 heading towards Hartford. It was big at least 100 lbs. and had the long tail. We turned aroung and went back to see it and someone had picked it up. There was still some fur and guts there the last time I went by,the animal hadn’t taken them away yet. I called the D.E.P. I didn’t seem like they thought it was a big deal?
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 7:00 PM to 9:00PM. A Special Program By Bill Betty, A Mountain Lion Lecturer from Rhode Island.