Connecticut

Connecticut

Officials at the Department of Environmental Protection maintain that the majority of sightings are either bobcats or coyotes, and cite the lack of physical evidence (no footprints, no dead carcases, etc.).

  • Support Grand Teton National Park’s Preferred Alternative for Moose-Wilson

     • The Cougar Fund
  • More cougar sightings

     • The Cougar Fund

    More Connecticut residents are reporting seeing an animal they believe to be a mountain lion.

  • A great examination of mountain lion “sightings” in the Northeast

     • The Cougar Fund

    Four years on from the South Dakota cougar that made it all the way to Connecticut, people in northeastern states are still enthralled by the idea that mountain lions might be roaming the forests. While there are some who strongly believe the cats are present, experts agree that any reported sightings of cougars are pets that have been released or misidentifications (of coyotes or bobcats).

  • Could this possibly be in the future?

     • The Cougar Fund

    At least one cougar expert believes the cat could someday recolonize the northeast United States.

  • Experts: Cougars Could Return to Northeast

     • The Cougar Fund

    Many biologists agree that the northeast US possesses large tracts of suitable habitat for the cats. Now, some believe that recent long-distance dispersals suggest cougars are capable of recolonizing northeastern states they have long been extirpated from.