A driver struck a mountain lion in Milford, Conn. early Saturday morning and officials believe it is the animal that has eluded authorities in Greenwich.
Sigred Lacson of Newington, was traveling on Route 15 northbound, just north of exit 55 in Milford, around 1:30 a.m. and hit the animal, which was in the left lane.
I had linked to the story of the huge catamount earlier. This was about 40 miles from those sightings, so it’s quite possible it’s not the same mountain lion. Seems that if it was living in the area, it would have a lair of sorts and not wander so far. But if it was an escapee or a released pet it could have been on the run and 40 miles is quite believable.
Glad no one was hurt. Glad the beast didn’t cause damage to property or livestock or pets. (Though I’ll bet the car that hit it has a mark.)
Still, sad to see such a majestic animal bite the dust.
Thanks to a reader for the tip!