Skip to comments.Mysterious mountain lion killed in Connecticut
Posted on 06/12/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT by Islander7
BOSTON (Reuters) A mountain lion was killed just 70 miles from New York City early on Saturday morning, and officials were trying to determine if it was the same big cat spotted a week ago roaming the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut.
The 140-pound mountain lion was hit by a small SUV on a highway in Milford, Connecticut, early Saturday morning, and died from its injuries. The driver was unhurt, officials said.
With no native mountain lion population in the state, "it's possible and even likely" it is the same enormous cat with a long tail spotted last weekend in the New York City suburb some 30 miles away, said Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain.
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Many years ago - about 25 years, in fact - I saw a mountain lion stalking through the grass along the California coast near Point Reyes. Naturally, I was called a lunatic, I was told nobody sane had seen one since 1920, etc., etc.
About 10 years ago, the authorities came out and said, yes, there were mountain lions there, and in fact, there were a lot of them.
“Wilson said mountain lions like to hunt in the shadows and it would be a very remote chance to encounter the cat.”
Yeah, unless it thinks you’re dinner.
The only Cougar proven to have traveled 200 miles in one day.
Shame on that nasty SUV. Prolly killed the last of the species. That SUV needs to be locked up.
PING this one over to Slings And Arrows!:)=^..^=
“The Smothers Brothers”
When they weren’t fronting for the CPUSA, they did some pretty funny stuff (their father Maj. Smothers US Army died in WWII a prisoner of the Japanese).
IIRC, Tommie and Dickie were arguing whether mountain lions should be called cougars or pumas. In the same sketch they disagreed over the pronunciation of “crevasse”. The backdrop was the folk tune “Boil that cabbage down” and mountain lions stalking miners in Colorado.
Mrs BN saw one in Western NC about 15 years ago.
Once when I was a pre-teen and out hiking, I had a close encounter with a black footed ferret...which was officially extinct at the time. A few decades later, they were re-discovered and upgraded from extinct to endangered.
A friend of mine spotted the endangered wolverine a few years ago in an area where it’s said that none officially exist.
Recently local ranchers have lost livestock to wolves where the Fish and Wildlife Dept says there are no wolves.
“Tommie and Dickie were arguing whether mountain lions should be called cougars or pumas. “
Eggs Ackley! You win the prize. When I was young, they used to crack me up!
Do stories like these kinda make you cross your fingers and pray for the development cheaper, reduced recoil, big bore guns and ammo? Elephant guns were only for the incredibly wealthy a hundred years ago, now CZ makes decent ones under 2K. Not really needed for cougars, but whenever dangerous critters are brought up and you may only have the ability to get off one shot...
My son and his wife heard one in the Shenandoah Valley of VA last Fall. He said it was eerie sounding.
You have a 70 pound cat???
What did you feed it? Or inject it with?
Once the easily captured deer wise up and flee into the suburbs, panthers will follow. But they will be rightly distracted by slower-moving snacks, namely pets and children.
I think you're describing a 12 gauge slug gun. Fine at close range on soft skinned game. Stuff like elephants, rhinos, and cape buffalo, I'd still want a .416 Rigby with solids.
That is freaking hilarious.
"Buh-buh-b-b-b-b-b-buh big CAT!"
I know, I love my Mossberg 835! There is some really nifty large game killer ammo out there. Even for a smoothbore, there is Dixie triball. I just can’t help but think what gun innovations will be out in the next 50-100 years.
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