2012). Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. 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. 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. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Mountain lions don’t usually travel more than 100 miles from where they are born. We have mentioned this before and were told that there is no such thing as mountain lions in Connecticut which we would disagree with. Wildlife experts are hoping that a necropsy on a mountain lion will help unravel the mystery of how the big cat ended up … Are you going to attend any holiday services this year? 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. Community. I'm sure there are more people in Bantam that have seen one. 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. Mountain Lions weigh from 80-225 pounds (36-103 kg), averaging 140 (64 kg). Let us know at Facebook.com/RegisterCitizen. ", View Mountain Lion Sightings in Litchfield County in a larger map, Mountain Lions: Sightings across Litchfield County (with map and video). save. MONROE, CT — Two Monroe residents reported possibly seeing a mountain lion roaming town last week. This thread is archived. Mountain lion spotted in San Mateo County park The animal seen in Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve was not aggressive, but it was the third large cat to … 5 free articles per week. Today, Mountain Lions are found in the mountainous regions of the West. So the DEEP line is "Mountain lions? "Who knows, could be a mutant. Please log in or Register to get your Here's a video of a sighting in Sharon, CT from 2008. I have only seen them twice and they were alone both times. After the federal Endangered Species Act, some mountain … The successful candidate must be dependable and possess good interpersonal skills. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. Below are some of the first-hand accounts of the cat submitted via Facebook and phone calls. hide. “There’s no evidence of breeding pairs,” he said. Deputies from … Despite this fact, Massachusetts residents continue to report Mountain Lion sightings. Lifelong CT resident here. - From Pamela Mason Meholik via Facebook. I've seen bobcats and foxes before but this was a Lg cat with a very long tail. $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. Community. 1 year ago. 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. I figured I would swing by to check out people's storm pics and stuff. The last documented mountain lions in the northeast were killed in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932, and Maine in 1938. 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. 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. “Stalking relies on surprise, so they never follow regular, predictable patterns. (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. Ideas for East Main corridor focus on safety, access, Torrington Library receives COVID-19 grant. ", "Over the past several years I've seen mountain lions three or four times, once in Burlington, twice in Torrington. All reviews parking area appalachian trail bear mountain lions hike miles. But the abundance of sightings confirms that mountain lions have in fact made Connecticut their home. Also one was spotted on Cathole Road in Bantam. But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 &… From Litchfield County, can confirm. ", "I saw it [a mountain lion] in Bantam. Mperg11 wrote a review Nov 2019. Join us for a giant Menorah lighting on the Waterbury Green. PART TIME CALL CENTER CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Heavy telephone contact assisting our subscribers, dispatching, and data entry. 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. APPEARANCE. ", "I like in Norfolk, and up by us there was a mom and she had a couple cubs. Community. 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. Haven't seen anything like this before, so it's new." Other varieties of cougars, which are called mountain lions in some areas, can be found in Manitoba, Canada, North and South Dakota, Eastern Texas, Florida and possibly Oklahoma. “[Mountain lions] use their eyes and ears to hunt, not scents,” Betty said. Bobcats: 28-37 inches. "It's probably a bobcat, but looks like a mountain lion," Nick Dodge told the station. The mountain lion that met an untimely death on a Connecticut highway had walked 1,500 miles from South Dakota—an incredible journey tracked … 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. 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. Fish and Wildlife Service, but it looks like one hardy cat may have been keeping his species alive in the wilds of Connecticut. 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. and Sages Ravine. We were on a trail in Winchester, CT. 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. 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. This hike is a great little one and my favorite around! *Must have own vehicle w/valid driver’s license & auto insurance. Their range spreads from the Canadian Yukon to Patagonia in South America, the largest of … 2012). Part Time Distribution Assistant Waterbury Manage distribution of newspapers to our customers; route/complaint delivery (as needed); customer service Up to 25 hours per week, Monday – Friday 5:30 AM –... CAPINERA PLUMBING & HEATING Gas pipe, boilers, HW heaters, & repairs #202962. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 70 likes. Confirmed sightings are either exotic pets released or individuals making their way east from their home range. ‘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. The map shows two things: how far dispersing mountain lions … Community. 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 Love this hike . One of the cubs had gotten killed on one of our roads up here. 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. You can just hike up to lions head and turn around or continue on the AT, which runs through this, to make you to Bear Mt. Length varies from 5-9 feet (150-275 cm); this measurement includes the 26-32 inch (66-82 cm) tail. 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. Bobcats: 15-35 pounds. Thank you for reading the Republican American. Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Monroe - Monroe, CT - A couple of residents reported seeing a mountain lion. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 70 likes. 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. Officially, there are no mountain lions in New England, although there is a good possibility the big cats could be here, Tate said. BOBCATS vs. MOUNTAIN LIONS. I saw on three occasions in about the same location a beautiful mtn lion with the long bushytail that curves at the end. 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 … I've seen bobcats and foxes before but this was a Lg cat with a very long tail. 8 comments. 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 - … Have you seen a mountain lion? Mountain Lions: 100 all the way up to 200 pounds. LENGTH. Ren Seriously, yes. Either it was a mountain lion or our neighbors are feeding their cats miracle grow. Mountain lions, like this one pictured on the US Forest Service website, are not known for consuming human flesh. Wildlife experts are hoping that a necropsy on a mountain lion will help unravel the mystery of how the big … For many decades, numerous individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. WEIGHT. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/connecticut/lions-head-peak-trail Both sightings were last year. Mountain Lions: Can grow up to 6 feet long. 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. The Eastern mountain lion was declared extinct in March by the U.S. Renews Monthly, 26 Weeks of access to all Premium Content and our E-Edition, 13 Weeks of access to all Premium Content and our E-Edition. What mountain lions?" Beyond that, even if the mountain lions themselves were in the most remote parts of the state, they would occasionally leave tracks by houses and … The Exchange Club and Foundation of Waterbury are hosting a holiday food drive through Friday, Dec. 18, to benefit the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries. The likelihood of a mountain lion roaming Monroe is low. This is the mountain lion that was hit by a car in Milford after several sightings in the Greenwich area. 1 week of full access. Torrington, Connecticut 7 contributions 2 helpful votes. Sort by. share. Mountain lions have not have a native, self-sustaining population in the New York State since the late 1800s, according to DEC. Maynard will discuss what a screenplay is and[...]. report. 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. ", "It was 5 years ago and I was hiking with my boyfriend and our dog. But last year was the last time I saw one in Bantam. Just that a lot of people don't have Facebook or a computer. The map from that publication is shown below, with the current mountain lion range in green and confirmed mountain lion locations as black dots. 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 … Anyway, why do mountain lions get so much dap here? 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. 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". All donations (big and small) will be accepted; drop-off donation to[...]. 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. They've been here for years, I remember them when I was a teenager. 100% Upvoted. Texas Parks And Wildlife Confirms First Documented Mountain Lion Sighting In Dallas County December 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm Filed Under: Dallas County , DFW News , Mountain Lion , … The map from that publication is shown below, with the current mountain lion range in green and confirmed mountain lion locations as black dots. The possibility that other reported mountain lion sightings were in fact actual mountain lions does exist. Connecticut mountain lions. Along with re-occurring bear visits. There is also a small population in southern Florida. Mountain Lions became scarce in the East after a bounty system wiped out most predatory animals. "I live up on the top of Highland Avenue on Falcon Ridge my mother has also seen one I presume its the same one since the travel radius of a mountain lion covers a large amount of miles. Three out of the four people in our family have seen them ... At one point someone had told us that they had released a pair of them on Canaan Mountain to get rid of a deer population 15 or 20 years ago. But mountain lions tend to stay away from humans and domestic herds, Stolzenburg said. That is where I've seen it. My mom has seen one a number of times in her wooded back yard. For many decades, numerous individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. Access all Premium Content and the E-Edition for 1 day. 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. My husband tried telling me it was a bobcat (which I've also seen) but this was a little bigger and had a long tail, not a stub.". Great spot! Not too long after that there was one living in back of our house, I thought, in springtime of 2006. When I saw one in Winchester I had called and alerted friends who lived in the area and also the farms so they could be aware and protect their animals. Mountain Lion Expert Says 'Connecticut is Cougar Heaven' - Manchester, CT - Speaker Bill Betty argued that Connecticut has a native mountain lion population. We have seen one in our backyard close to 6 foot from nose to tail. "I live in Winsted and I saw it [a mountain lion] last summer when it was watching my chickens. ‘Every animal deserves a happy ending’: Festival benefits... 4 Litchfield bridges could get repaired through federally funded program, Washington Depot program offers writing, movement, art, Torrington’s Christmas Village open; reservations required, Naugatuck River Greenway project closer to reality, Christmas Village opens Sunday at noon, reservations required, Torrington man, 24, charged in fatal hit-run, The Moviehouse in Millerton, a historic gem, is up for sale, Police: Man threatened woman with knife during parking dispute in Stamford, Police: Port Chester woman charged in Greenwich restaurant dispute, New Jersey Gov: ‘The Next Number of Weeks Are Going to Be Hell’, Police: Former state Sen. 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