I saw a mountain lion cross in front of my car yesterday in Torrington, CT around 6:00pm… I initially saw it from a distance away as I was driving down the road and it was casually walking across the road. When I got closer it got spooked, turned around, went back across the road, but when it get back to the side it came from it turned around again and bolted back across the road and jumped over the railing. This occurred at a location where a stream goes under a bridge. It was about the size of a full grown german shepherd.
I had just turned left out of Greenwoods Rd, onto Rt 183 in the North end of Torrington, yesterday, Sun 4/22/12, around 9 am, when a Bobcat crossed the road about 50 ft in front of my car. I had no idea what it was at first, but with just a nub for a tail, pointy ears and white tufts showing out of the ears, I figured it probably was a Bobcat. His body looked to be about 3′ long and the color was odd – gray/brown with spots; it almost looked greenish, especially when he entered the woods. It was the perfect camoflage – only the white in his ears stood out at that point. I wish I had gotten a picture, but I was driving…
Jan ’12; 2 or 3 years ago, I believe it was fall time, early evening, I saw a mountain loin cross rt 4 between Torrington and Goshen. I live in Goshen and was on my way home from Torrington going up the rt 4 hill, when from the left side of the road a mountain lion came out from a lightly wooded area. It stopped at the edge of the road and appeared to look both ways to see if anything was coming, then crossed the road in front of me, 200′ +/-. I thought I was watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. It was in the area of Klugg Hill road and about a mile or so down the hill, east, of the Action Wildlife Foundation Facility. Although suprised at seeing it, it was absolutly a mountain lion and nothing else. Tan, small round head with small ears, long thick tail and a black spot at the end. I would say it was about the same size as my femail German Shepherd +/- . Anyone who knows the area would know a lot of woods and farm land around there and plenty of deer.
I do believe they are here. I have seen one with my own eyes, most people I tell don’t believe me but I am an animal person and know the difference between a house cat, bob cat and mt.lion. It was 2 summers ago, I live in Torrington, Ct which is latch field county, I was driving on a back road from my house (I was on clear view dr) in the Harwinton section,anyhow, it’s a short cut to rt 118 I was driving and all of a sudden right by the Harwinton storage place this big cat ran really fast in front of my car, I nearly hit the thing.. Good thing my brakes were working lol. It was close enough I can describe it being probably either a young cat or a female, tan in color with long tail and black points on it. I knew this was no house cat ( wrong color and way to big) it was no bob cat not spotted, had a tail and was much bigger. So I know they exsist around here no matter what DEPT tries to hide.
I live off of mountain road in torrington. I heard today 9/11/11 that a cat killed “livestock” nearby. Has anyone heard firsthand that this is correct?
While walking my dog early one morning in a Torrington, CT industrial park I saw a mountain lion. We were walking up a hill and the mountain lion was crouched down on the road at the crest of the hill. I’ve spent time in the woods and have seen bobcats, coyotes, etc.. This WAS a mountain lion. He stayed motionless at the top of the hill staring down at us as we stopped. I moved myself and the dog off the road and slightly into a factory parking lot. The cat stayed where he was motionless at the top of the hill just looking at us. After a minute or so I raised my hands over my head and waved them back and forth. The cat then darted off of the road into some woods alongside the road. We got back to my truck and left for home. I called and reported what I saw to the state and whoever I talked to didn’t seem surprised and told me that they have had other sightings in the area. They told me a biologist from the state may contact me. To no surprise I was never contacted. I’m glad this site exists because I know first hand that mountain lions are in Connecticut.
On July 13th, 2010 I was sitting in my living room and happened to look outside and saw what looked like a large dog in my back yard. Our yard backs up to a state forest. When I looked closer I realized this was not a dog but a wild animal. I went out onto the porch and the animal was about 20 feet away and it was obvious that it was a mountain lion like you see in a zoo. It was the size of a large dog and had short tan colored fur and a large head with rounded ears.