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Mountain lion struck and killed by car in Milford 6/11/2011

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Mountain lion struck and killed by car in Milford 6/11/2011 Reply with quote



A mountain lion struck by a car and killed on Route 15 in Milford early Saturday morning is believed to be the animal spotted on the Brunswick School campus in northwest Greenwich last Sunday.

State police said the mountain lion was struck by a driver heading northbound in the left lane near Exit 55 around 1 a.m. State Department of Environmental Protection officials were on the scene, and the lion is believed to have traveled the 50 miles from Greenwich to Milford.

DEP spokesman Dennis Schain said it was likely the dead mountain lion is the same one seen three times in Greenwich about a week ago. The most recent sighting was reported on Sunday evening by several Brunswick School faculty, who said they saw a mountain lion at the school's King Street campus.

"It's pretty likely, given that there's no native population of mountain lion in Connecticut," Schain said.

The animal was removed for examination, and Schain said the DEP took some droppings left by the mountain lion in Greenwich. It's possible laboratory analysis could provide confirmation that the dead animal was the one seen roaming Greenwich.

The driver, Sigred Lacson, 40, of Newington, was not injured, according to state police.

-- Staff Writer Lisa Chamoff can be reached at lisa.chamoff@scni.com or 203-625-4439.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, that is one large cat, in another article they said it was 140 pounds!
That is Not a small or young cat!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also don't think it is the same cat...colors are different Idea
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the cat was killed 33 miles away from where they got a picture of one. Not so far it couldn't be the same one But far enough there could easily be two. It will be interesting if they do DNA tests!
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