203-560-9680. Their range spreads from the Canadian Yukon to Patagonia in South America, the largest of … Join us for a giant Menorah lighting on the Waterbury Green. 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. ", "It was 5 years ago and I was hiking with my boyfriend and our dog. Confirmed sightings are either exotic pets released or individuals making their way east from their home range. 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. ", "I saw it [a mountain lion] in Bantam. Mperg11 wrote a review Nov 2019. Community. 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. 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 , … Let us know at Facebook.com/RegisterCitizen. Also one was spotted on Cathole Road in Bantam. Panther wariness may add to their mystique. Mountain Lions became scarce in the East after a bounty system wiped out most predatory animals. Does not automatically renew. 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. All reviews parking area appalachian trail bear mountain lions hike miles. After the federal Endangered Species Act, some mountain … ", View Mountain Lion Sightings in Litchfield County in a larger map, Mountain Lions: Sightings across Litchfield County (with map and video). 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 lions have been dispersing away from these population areas, and researchers recently mapped all confirmed mountain lion observations from 1990-2008 (LaRue et al. At first they thought it was a cat, but then they found out it was a baby mountain lion. Anyway, why do mountain lions get so much dap here? 1 week of full access. 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". Thank you for reading the Republican American. 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. Length varies from 5-9 feet (150-275 cm); this measurement includes the 26-32 inch (66-82 cm) tail. Sort by. Have you seen a mountain lion? Mountain lions, like this one pictured on the US Forest Service website, are not known for consuming human flesh. That is where I've seen it. The map shows two things: how far dispersing mountain lions … Bobcats: 15-35 pounds. The last documented mountain lions in the northeast were killed in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932, and Maine in 1938. 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. The map from that publication is shown below, with the current mountain lion range in green and confirmed mountain lion locations as black dots. 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. Here's a video of a sighting in Sharon, CT from 2008. Torrington, Connecticut 7 contributions 2 helpful votes. Community. We have seen one in our backyard close to 6 foot from nose to tail. LENGTH. $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. The Exchange Club and Foundation of Waterbury are hosting a holiday food drive through Friday, Dec. 18, to benefit the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries. But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 &… One one occasion she had two little ones with her so their den must have been sort of closeby. A mountain lion pounced on a Colorado deputy who responded to a report of the animal attacking a civilian, dramatic video shows. Most sightings of mountain lions (aka cougars, pumas, catamounts) turn out to be bobcats, domestic cats or coyotes, according to the DEC. 5 free articles per week. I figured I would swing by to check out people's storm pics and stuff. Mountain lions don’t usually travel more than 100 miles from where they are born. - From Pamela Mason Meholik via Facebook. ‘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. 2012). 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. 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. Haven't seen anything like this before, so it's new." Both sightings were last year. Just that a lot of people don't have Facebook or a computer. ", "Over the past several years I've seen mountain lions three or four times, once in Burlington, twice in Torrington. 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. Community. 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. save. Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Monroe - Monroe, CT - A couple of residents reported seeing a mountain lion. Despite this fact, Massachusetts residents continue to report Mountain Lion sightings. Deputies from … 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.". From Litchfield County, can confirm. 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. 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've seen bobcats and foxes before but this was a Lg cat with a very long tail. 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. Mountain Lions: Can grow up to 6 feet long. 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. What mountain lions?" Connecticut mountain lions. Not too long after that there was one living in back of our house, I thought, in springtime of 2006. 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. Mountain lions have not have a native, self-sustaining population in the New York State since the late 1800s, according to DEC. They've been here for years, I remember them when I was a teenager. 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. Officially, there are no mountain lions in New England, although there is a good possibility the big cats could be here, Tate said. 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. MONROE, CT — Two Monroe residents reported possibly seeing a mountain lion roaming town last week. I've seen one a couple times on Cathole Road back in the 80's, as well. 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 … 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. Bobcats: 28-37 inches. This hike is a great little one and my favorite around! report. “Stalking relies on surprise, so they never follow regular, predictable patterns. "Who knows, could be a mutant. There is also a small population in southern Florida. Either it was a mountain lion or our neighbors are feeding their cats miracle grow. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 70 likes. 100% Upvoted. "It's probably a bobcat, but looks like a mountain lion," Nick Dodge told the station. "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. APPEARANCE. Today, Mountain Lions are found in the mountainous regions of the West. All donations (big and small) will be accepted; drop-off donation to[...]. 8 comments. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. 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. This thread is archived. Wildlife experts are hoping that a necropsy on a mountain lion will help unravel the mystery of how the big cat ended up … Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. 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 - … Ideas for East Main corridor focus on safety, access, Torrington Library receives COVID-19 grant. I've seen bobcats and foxes before but this was a Lg cat with a very long tail. But last year was the last time I saw one in Bantam. PART TIME CALL CENTER CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Heavy telephone contact assisting our subscribers, dispatching, and data entry. Ren Seriously, yes. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/connecticut/lions-head-peak-trail 2012). 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