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Connecticut cougar sighting revealed as a hoax

There are 94 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Mar 6, 2008, titled Connecticut cougar sighting revealed as a hoax. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Photos of a cougar, purportedly sighted in Simsbury, were e-mailed to Connecticut wildlife professionals, naturalists and even Boy Scout troops.

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Fleas

Worcester, MA

#85 Aug 26, 2008
DEP coverup wrote:
we saw a moutain lion in Bantam about 3 months ago. plain and simple, it wasnt anything else.
they are out there
I believe it. Lots of wildlife in Northern New Milford, Kent, etc. As we all found out recently there are bears in the area too. Except for the poor mother bear that was shot the other day.
New Milfordite

United States

#86 Aug 27, 2008
CantonCT wrote:
Saw a cougar 3 days ago in my yard. I live at the base of a small mountain and we very often have bobcats, bears, foxes, etc in and around our property. However this cat was at least twice the size of any bobcat I have ever seen and/or heard of. It was approx. 90-100+ lbs. Buff color and pushed in face, similar to a boxer dog, which at first glance I thought it was. However thinking it was a dog I began to approach it to realize what exactly it was. I called DEP Wildlife who did tell me that we do have some cougar/ mountain lions in the area but due to reports being few and far between they do not feel there is much use in tracking them at this at this current time. However, these big cats rarely attack people in this area and residents should not be concerned for their safety. At which point he said I should not let my dog out alone at night, and trust me I WONT.
They have been known to attack people out west, so don't you believe it. Why would the animal have different behavior here?
bones637

United States

#87 Aug 27, 2008
WOW, the vet tech speaks, it must be true ! No shitzt !
Cougars around us

Worcester, MA

#88 Aug 27, 2008
I saw a bunch of old cougars down at a local bar the other night looking for young guys as their prey.. not a pretty sight.
Rex Steele

Hollywood, FL

#89 Sep 3, 2008
Chicago Cop wrote:
That poor scared cougar was trapped in an alleyway...showing NO signs of aggression and instead of doing the RIGHT, HUMANE thing which would have been to tranquilize him and either release him back into his natural habitat or see if a zoo was interested, those VERY AGGRESSIVE, gun toting,Chicago cops just blasted away! Mayor Daily should be ashamed of himself for defending this unspeakable act of cruelity! I hope the Olympic committee will take note of what has transired here and NOT give the bid for the summer olympic games to such a inhumane city!
Yeah Right, let's stop the Olympics from coming because an animal was killed.
Let all of the tax revenue walk away.
This was a cougar and while it may not have been aggressive, it was still a danger.
But next time I am sure they will calla vet, follow the cat around and then dart it, just so you don't cry.
Cougars are gone

New Milford, CT

#90 Sep 3, 2008
There hasn't been a Cougar east of the Mississippi in 100 years. Keep dreaming.
Ray W

Westfield, MA

#91 Sep 21, 2008
I saw a mountain lion an cubs in the late 1960's
in the berkshires. They are VERY hard to confuse with a mountain lion or deer trust me. Gee maybe I should have saved the scat!!! The locals up there were not a bit surprised, apparently there were incidents of farm animals getting eaten by them as well. Must be all mass hallucination. Now one reported and confirmed less than 30 miles away in Mass. Its OK, they know where the CT border is and wont cross the line.
Ray W

Westfield, MA

#92 Sep 21, 2008
Sorry meant to say sorry to confuse with a wildcat! Much different appearance and size.

Ray from Mass.
friend of a friend

Stamford, CT

#93 Sep 21, 2008
Speaking of which...
there was a bird at the mall the other day...
about three feet tall... long legs...
white... VERY THIN... long beak.
Was it a crane? a heron? an Ibus?
I've also seen a blue heron at the cemetary by the hospital.
frank

United States

#94 Dec 27, 2008
egret
Hola

Shelton, CT

#95 Dec 28, 2008
The savage foriegners will eat the things.Engdangered or not.
LOL

Stamford, CT

#96 Jun 13, 2011
Yeah lets revisit this TED.. you jckssaa
tony

Bethel, CT

#97 Jun 13, 2011
LOL wrote:
Yeah lets revisit this TED.. you nayger
LOL
Tony

Bethel, CT

#98 Jun 13, 2011
Hola wrote:
The savage foriegners will eat the things.Engdangered or not.
True. The nigbeast is raw and primitive.

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