However, the captive lion theory was also wrong. They reside in all eight counties, however, they exist in greatest number in the northwestern corner of the state. The senior writer at Connecticut Magazine, Erik is the co-author of Penguin Random House’s “The Good Vices” and author of “Buzzed” and “Gillette Castle.” He is also an adjunct professor at WCSU’s MFA Program and Quinnipiac University. People have been known to submit photos of real mountain lions taken in other states and claim they were taken in Connecticut. The lack of evidence conflicts with the widely held public perception that the Bay State is home to a resident population of the big cats.". Rego has many reasons why a conspiracy to conceal mountain lions by his colleagues at DEEP is impossible. Actually, they do migrate through the area due to our exploding white tailed deer population.
We’ve had housecats misidentified as mountain lions and even deer,” Rego says. Either way, the first mountain lion sighting in CT of the year is here. In some versions, state officials don’t want to alarm people about the feline predators in their midst. But further inspection revealed it was a very large coyote. Not really, Rego says. The fisher is a large member of the Mustelidae (weasel) family that prefers large tracts of coniferous or mixed hardwood-softwood forests. So why does the conspiracy theory that they’re here in significant numbers persist? Bobcats are most frequently misidentified by the public as mountain lions, but they’re not the only animals mislabeled.
There are no mountain lions in Connecticut, so why do we keep seeing them? I just wanted to say that I agree with Mr. Avitabile and his analysis about mountain lions in CT. Even so, Abbott has heard of mountain lion sightings from what he deems reliable sources and believes it’s possible that other animals have made the difficult, some say almost miraculous trek, from the West to Connecticut. Genetic testing placed the animal in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the cat had been sighted at several different points during its long journey east. That said, do you hope this mountain lion sighting means that the Eastern Cougar isn’t extinct.
Animal control staff and state wildlife officials advise admiring any wild animal from a distance, and to be vigilant of pets, including cats and dogs. "We have rolling hills, and more importantly, 200,000 white tails. For decades, wildlife experts should have been seeing occasional scat and paw prints in the winter.
A bobcat’s tail is short and bob-like, while mountain lions have long, curving tails that can grow up to 3 feet. A month after the cat was struck and killed, researchers confirmed it had traveled more than 1,500 miles from the Black Hills of South Dakota. Then in June 2011, there were reports of a mountain lion in Greenwich and, for the first time, a photo. Mountain Lion sightings in CT. 66 likes. I mean, their cubs ARE adorable. I could hear the panic in my wife’s voice. This article appeared in the November 2019 issue of Connecticut Magazine.
Once at dusk driving in the Berkshires, he saw what he initially thought was a cat-like creature that was far bigger than a bobcat leap across the road. CHELMSFORD -- A mysterious creature is afoot in town, and some residents believe it to be a mountain lion, roaming the area.
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Monroe - Monroe, CT - A couple of residents reported seeing a mountain lion. Based on this blurry photo and pawprints, DEEP confirmed it was likely a mountain lion. A month after the cat was struck and killed, researchers confirmed it had traveled more than 1,500 miles from the Black Hills of South Dakota. “We have plenty of suitable habitat,” he says. DEEP believes their numbers have increased in recent years. In general, the audience members seemed to agree with Betty's views.
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