Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 70 likes. Bobcats: 28-37 inches. Community. *Must have own vehicle w/valid driver’s license & auto insurance. - From Pamela Mason Meholik via Facebook. This is a discussion on Connecticut mountain lions within the East Coast forums, part of the Regions category; Originally Posted by XM25Ren It purrs while rubbing up against your leg. Confirmed sightings are either exotic pets released or individuals making their way east from their home range. Maynard will discuss what a screenplay is and[...]. I saw on three occasions in about the same location a beautiful mtn lion with the long bushytail that curves at the end. Also one was spotted on Cathole Road in Bantam. Either it was a mountain lion or our neighbors are feeding their cats miracle grow. 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WEIGHT. But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 &… and Sages Ravine. The map from that publication is shown below, with the current mountain lion range in green and confirmed mountain lion locations as black dots. 1 year ago. 100% Upvoted. So the DEEP line is "Mountain lions? Daniel C. Esty, who was DEEP Commissioner at the time, had called a mountain lion being in Connecticut an “anomaly.” “The confirmation of a wild mountain lion in our state was the first recorded in more than 100 years,” Esty said. Most sightings of mountain lions (aka cougars, pumas, catamounts) turn out to be bobcats, domestic cats or coyotes, according to the DEC. One of the cubs had gotten killed on one of our roads up here. Join us for a giant Menorah lighting on the Waterbury Green. Prior call... Part Time BUILDING MANAGER Waterbury, CT Manage distribution of newspapers to our carriers; route delivery; customer service Tuesday-Friday 1:30am.-6:00am. I also saw one about 20 years ago when me and some friends were deer hunting in Litchfield area we were watching one chase a deer across a field from about 30 yards away. ", "I like in Norfolk, and up by us there was a mom and she had a couple cubs. Mountain lions have been dispersing away from these population areas, and researchers recently mapped all confirmed mountain lion observations from 1990-2008 (LaRue et al. 1 week of full access. Haven't seen anything like this before, so it's new." Little to cheer in latest virus report from state; travel list... U.S. vaccinations ramp up as second COVID-19 shot nears, Halfway house resident held after cops find pot in possession, Germany: EU agency will OK coronavirus vaccine by Dec. 23, Home health aide arrested, accused of stealing pain meds, Electoral College makes it official: Biden won. Anyway, why do mountain lions get so much dap here? That is where I've seen it. They've been here for years, I remember them when I was a teenager. Community. Community. We were on a trail in Winchester, CT. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. Just that a lot of people don't have Facebook or a computer. Bear Mountain (Salisbury) Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr Bear Mountain, a member of the Taconic Mountains, stands at 2,316 feet and is the highest mountain summit in the state. The successful candidate must be dependable and possess good interpersonal skills. From Litchfield County, can confirm. After the federal Endangered Species Act, some mountain … ", "It was 5 years ago and I was hiking with my boyfriend and our dog. ", "I saw it [a mountain lion] in Bantam. Wildlife experts are hoping that a necropsy on a mountain lion will help unravel the mystery of how the big cat ended up … But last year was the last time I saw one in Bantam. This hike is a great little one and my favorite around! The last documented mountain lions in the northeast were killed in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932, and Maine in 1938. Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Monroe - Monroe, CT - A couple of residents reported seeing a mountain lion. One one occasion she had two little ones with her so their den must have been sort of closeby. ‘The greatest curse’: Speaker reveals little-know facts on slavery in Litchfield... UConn’s Gilbert makes expected decision to transfer, UConn women’s notebook: Makurat gets early Christmas present. Wildlife experts are hoping that a necropsy on a mountain lion will help unravel the mystery of how the big … ", View Mountain Lion Sightings in Litchfield County in a larger map, Mountain Lions: Sightings across Litchfield County (with map and video). 2012). Please log in or Register to get your We lived off of Mountain Rd in Granby, Ct for 8 years and I can say that without a doubt I am 100% sure that there are mountain lions living there. A hunter and lifelong wildlife enthusiast out looking for shed antlers this spring in Alstead, New Hampshire just happened to have a camera along when he came upon a startling sight over a rise on the trail and photographed what seems to be the first verifiable mountain lion in modern New Hampshire history to be caught on film. We have seen one in our backyard close to 6 foot from nose to tail. save. Let us know at Facebook.com/RegisterCitizen. hide. (CNN) Officials in Arizona killed three mountain lions who ate … At first they thought it was a cat, but then they found out it was a baby mountain lion. We have mentioned this before and were told that there is no such thing as mountain lions in Connecticut which we would disagree with. For many decades, numerous individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. MONROE, CT — Two Monroe residents reported possibly seeing a mountain lion roaming town last week. Bobcats: Whiskered face and are gray in the winter and tan in the summer, with black spots on their fur that are not always visible. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. "Who knows, could be a mutant. Both sightings were last year. Mountain Lions: Can grow up to 6 feet long. Mountain lions were once common in the state, but purposefully heavy and unregulated hunting of the species resulted in the last-known historical specimen to be … In a Facebook poll, 84 people said they believe mountain lions are in the county, 37 say they've personally seen them, and three people say they do not exist. My mom has seen one a number of times in her wooded back yard. 8 comments. Ren Seriously, yes. $12.00... A virtual program “What Is a Screenplay?” with Gary Maynard will take place online Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from the Southington Public Library. Below are some of the first-hand accounts of the cat submitted via Facebook and phone calls. Mountain Lions became scarce in the East after a bounty system wiped out most predatory animals. The Eastern mountain lion was declared extinct in March by the U.S. LENGTH. Running joke in the family when we see one is "But of course it wasn't a Mountain Lion, because there are no Mountain Lions in CT". I've seen bobcats and foxes before but this was a Lg cat with a very long tail. I know it may sound crazy but I am certain I seen a cougar dart acro... ss the road and into the trees in Avon, Ct. All donations (big and small) will be accepted; drop-off donation to[...]. But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 – the only confirmed presence of a mountain lion in Connecticut in recent times – none of the reports provide tangible evidence […], Full access to all digital content for 1 year, Monthly access to all Premium Content and the E-Edition. Not too long after that there was one living in back of our house, I thought, in springtime of 2006. Does not automatically renew. Community. Following the recent death of a mountain lion in Milford, and several reported sightings throughout Connecticut, the Register Citizen wanted to know if readers believe that mountain lions exist in Litchfield County. “Stalking relies on surprise, so they never follow regular, predictable patterns. So if you see a mountain lion in your backyard and say ‘I’m going to put a camera out,’ you might have to wait for another year until it comes back. I know it may sound crazy but I am certain I seen a cougar dart acro... ss the road and into the trees in Avon, Ct. BOBCATS vs. MOUNTAIN LIONS. The Damned Story: Eastern mountain lions, or pumas or cougars, were last officially seen in Connecticut near the end of the 19th century.A threat to livestock, they were hunted out of the state and driven to parts more wild. Although there are numerous reported sightings of mountain lions in Connecticut every year, the animals have actually been extinct in this state ... www.connecticutmag.com This thread is archived. If DEEP accepts that mountain lions might live in CT they will be required to mount all kinds of protection programs they can't afford. Thank you for reading the Republican American. Lifelong CT resident here. "I live in Winsted and I saw it [a mountain lion] last summer when it was watching my chickens. PART TIME CALL CENTER CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Heavy telephone contact assisting our subscribers, dispatching, and data entry. Love this hike . I have only seen them twice and they were alone both times. I've seen one a couple times on Cathole Road back in the 80's, as well. Sort by. Bobcats: 15-35 pounds. Along with re-occurring bear visits. A mountain lion pounced on a Colorado deputy who responded to a report of the animal attacking a civilian, dramatic video shows. A mountain lion killed by a car on the Wilbur Cross Parkway early Saturday was likely a victim of the exotic pet trade and never stood a chance of surviving in … Mperg11 wrote a review Nov 2019. Because of their elusiveness, not a lot is actually known about mountain lions, but according to the recent numbers from the Game, Fish and Parks, there are probably 10 breeding male lions in the Black Hills with a range of 300 square miles; approximately 40 breeding females with a range of approximately 80 square miles. Mountain lions don’t usually travel more than 100 miles from where they are born. Mountain Lions weigh from 80-225 pounds (36-103 kg), averaging 140 (64 kg). 203-560-9680. I'm sure there are more people in Bantam that have seen one. Mountain lions have been dispersing away from these population areas, and researchers recently mapped all confirmed mountain lion observations from 1990-2008 (LaRue et al. The map shows two things: how far dispersing mountain lions … There is also a small population in southern Florida. This is the mountain lion that was hit by a car in Milford after several sightings in the Greenwich area. The mountain lion that met an untimely death on a Connecticut highway had walked 1,500 miles from South Dakota—an incredible journey tracked … Despite this fact, Massachusetts residents continue to report Mountain Lion sightings. Torrington, Connecticut 7 contributions 2 helpful votes. Here's a video of a sighting in Sharon, CT from 2008. Ideas for East Main corridor focus on safety, access, Torrington Library receives COVID-19 grant. Today, Mountain Lions are found in the mountainous regions of the West. It was pretty close to us and I believe it was stalking my dog we calmly made our way back to our truck and about 5 minutes after we were safely inside it came walking out it was huge and looked all dirty though so maybe it was sick. For many decades, numerous individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. APPEARANCE. Re(1): Mountain Lion in Coventry-By debbie January 31, 2020 at 07:08:56 PM Sighting in Leominster - By Andrea September 16, 2017 at 06:31:12 PM Mountain Lion, Sterling, MA - … Connecticut mountain lions. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. (BDN) -- Are there mountain lions in Maine?There have been frequent reports about mountain lion or cougar sightings in our state, and always they seem to be met with doubt or outright debunking. 2012). Mountain lions, like this one pictured on the US Forest Service website, are not known for consuming human flesh. “[Mountain lions] use their eyes and ears to hunt, not scents,” Betty said. Access all Premium Content and the E-Edition for 1 day. Their range spreads from the Canadian Yukon to Patagonia in South America, the largest of … Great spot! 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