Following the recent death of a mountain lion in … The 140-pound mountain lion was hit by a small SUV on a highway in Milton, Connecticut early Saturday morning, and died from its injuries. The mountain lion that was killed Saturday in Milford, Conn., may have been the one spotted several times in the last week. The mountain lion was struck by an SUV on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Conn., on June 11. The next week, on June 11, the cat was hit and killed by an SUV on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford. A trooper came out and shined his flashlight light on our cougar. Well it seems as if someone has some explaining to do. Mountain lions, also known as a cougar or puma, are lone animals that in the east primarily preyed on white-tailed deer. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) said today that results of genetic tests show that the mountain lion killed in Milford, Conn. in June made its way to the state from the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is an animal whose movements were actually tracked and recorded as it made its way through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Following the recent death of a mountain lion in … Campfire Ranger. "The closest confirmed population of mountain lions is in Missouri, half way across the country." A mountain lion was hit by a car and killed in the town of Milford, CT, about 65 miles from the Massachusetts border. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. This is the mountain lion that was hit by a car in Milford after several sightings in the Greenwich area. The eastern cougar was hunted and trapped “relentlessly” and gone from much of the region by the late 1800s, according to the U.S. After traveling all the way from the Black Hills of South Dakota, the mountain lion was killed in Connecticut when it … night_owl. This is the mountain lion that was hit by a car in Milford after several sightings in the Greenwich area. A mountain lion was killed in Milford after being hit by a car in 2011. Source. It was a sad end for what could have been the first mountain lion roaming wild in Connecticut in … Register For many decades, numerous individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. The website, part of CBS Local Media, a … Fish and Wildlife Service, but it looks like one hardy cat may have been keeping his species alive in … Young male cougars disperse from where they were born looking for territory and mates, experts said. Around the same time its habitat was destroyed by deforestation and the population of its prey declined. The eastern mountain lion was officially declared extinct earlier this year, prompting authorities to suspect the animal spotted in the urban jungle of the New York City metropolitan area, had either escaped or was released from captivity. The large cat was transferred to a state environmental facility where authorities will use the photos, paw prints and other evidence collected near the three Greenwich sightings to determine if it is the same animal. Mountain Lions can travel about 25 miles a day. "The state [Connecticut] explains any cougar evidence, such as the recent mountain lion killed in Milford, as an escaped pet [or one that came from the Mid-West]," Mr. Betty said in an e-mail. OP. It says genetic testing revealed that a mountain lion hit by a car and killed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 originated from South Dakota and had traveled to Connecticut though Wisconsin and Minnesota — a distance of around … Authorities in Hood County have issued conflicting statements about whether a 28-year-old man was killed by a mountain lion. A mountain lion was hit by a car and killed in the town of Milford, CT, about 65 miles from the Massachusetts border. The 140-pound mountain lion was killed; Lacson was uninjured. There had been several recent sightings of a large cat believed to be a mountain lion in Greenwich, Connecticut, about 30 miles away from Milford. 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 … Credit... Reuters “He ran right in front of the car. The cats can easily cover 20 or 30 miles in a day, stopping to hunt and eat along the way. LIPAN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man found dead in a wooded area in rural Texas was killed by a wild animal, possibly a mountain lion. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. For many decades, numerous individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. "The state [Connecticut] explains any cougar evidence, such as the recent mountain lion killed in Milford, as an escaped pet [or one that came from the Mid-West]," Mr. Betty said in an e-mail. The Department of … The Eastern mountain lion was declared extinct in March by the U.S. But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 — the only confirmed presence of a mountain lion in Connecticut in recent times — none of myriad other reports have any tangible evidence to show that mountain lions … According to CBS Connecticut, state police reported that an SUV struck and killed a mountain lion on Route 15. Wilson said mountain lions like to hunt in the shadows and it would be a very remote chance to encounter the cat. Residents of Greenwich, Conn., have reported seeing a mountain lion roaming the woods -- even though the species is extinct in the region, MyFoxNY.com reports. Register Log In Home Forums Hunter's Campfire Mountain Lion killed in Connecticut: Forums User List Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Previous Thread: Next Thread : Print Thread: Hop To : Page 1 of 3 : 1: 2: 3: Mountain Lion killed in Connecticut #5327308 06/12/11: Joined: May 2006. Since eastern mountain lions recently were declared extinct, authorities initially thought the cat might have escaped from captivity. The mountain lion was struck by an SUV on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Conn., on June 11. A mountain lion killed on a Connecticut highway in June, is pictured in this undated file photograph. A mountain lion was killed in Milford after being hit by a car in 2011. But DNA tests on the 140-pound animal, believed to be two to five years old, matched the genetic structure of the mountain lion population in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, officials said. Source. Genetic testing revealed it originated in South Dakota and traveled more than 1,500 miles, according to … HOOD COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 28-year-old man who was reported missing in a rural area of North Texas was found dead from a possible … The driver was unhurt, but the cougar died at the scene. Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Jerry Norton. Of course. REUTERS/Stringer. It’s also the first recorded confirmation of a wild mountain lion in Connecticut in more than 100 years, officials said. Posts: 17,048. 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 last documented mountain lions in the northeast were killed in New Brunswick, Canada, in … Reporting by Lauren Keiper; Editing by Greg McCune. First, residents of the tony Fairfield County community of Greenwich reported a big cat roaming their woods late last week and now Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection officials report that a mountain lion … And I saw him. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. For many decades, hosts of individuals have reported seeing mountain lions in Connecticut. The big cat with a long tail and an even longer tale was determined to have travelled through Minnesota and Wisconsin in late 2009 and 2010 before arriving in the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, according to DNA testing of the animal and his scat. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Fish and Wildlife Service, but it looks like one hardy cat may have been keeping his species alive in … But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 &… Mountain lions are not native to Connecticut and the eastern mountain lion has been declared extinct by the U.S. wildlife officials Register Log In Home Forums Hunter's Campfire Mountain Lion killed in Connecticut: Forums User List Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Previous Thread: Next Thread : Print Thread: Hop To : Page 2 of 3 : 1: 2: 3: Re: Mountain Lion killed in Connecticut #5328477 06/13/11: Joined: Dec 2007. Officials disagree whether Texas man was killed by mountain lion. “Moving through the Midwest and Northeast, it’s a gauntlet of potential detection -- roads, highways, rivers and dogs to get through,” he said. But other than the one killed by a motor vehicle … The driver was uninjured. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mountainlion-idUSTRE76Q5ZE20110727 Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. 1 of 54 A mountain lion struck by a car and killed on Route 15 in Milford on June 11, 2011, is believed to be the animal spotted on the Brunswick School campus in … The closest confirmed population of mountain lions is in Missouri, half way across the country. “I think it’s staggering that he was able to go 1,500 miles but also travel through those areas without being detected or killed,” said Mark Dowling, a director at the Cougar Network. Traveling between the two cities would be a jog for this large cat known to roam extensively, even up to a couple hundred miles in a day, said Schain. Some experts suspect this could be the same animal filmed by a trail camera in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, leading wildlife experts to map its likely path from the U.S. into Ontario Canada, circling the Great Lakes and eventually crossing back into New York and Connecticut. Other signs that he was a wild animal included the fact he was not declawed, neutered or implanted with a microchip but did have porcupine quills embedded in his tissues. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. The SUV was moving too fast to stop in time, and the figure was struck and killed. The driver was unhurt, officials said. U.S. National Park Service / Contributed photo. The sheriff's office had said earlier that the autopsy's preliminary findings said Christopher Allen Whiteley died from a wild animal attack, possibly by a mountain lion. The tales of mountain lion sightings seem to take on mythical status anywhere east of the Mississippi, but especially in the Northeast where the U.S. ... of these animals has stepped foot on New England soil over the past century. The Eastern mountain lion was declared extinct in March by the U.S. A sandy knoll, Archerhunter. The cougar was struck and killed on a commuter roadway, the Wilbur Cross Parkway, on June 11. The driver was unhurt, but the cougar died at the scene. Initially, officials believed it had been released from a private handler. Dec. 6—The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department disagrees with reports that a man was killed by a mountain lion in Hood County, according to a statement released by TPWD on Sunday. 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. Genetic testing revealed it originated in South Dakota and traveled more than 1,500 miles, according to … 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. A mountain lion killed by a motorist some 70 miles from New York City in June is the same animal that traveled through Minnesota and northern Wisconsin in the winter of 2009-2010 – a record-s… REUTERS/Stringer. Fish and Wildlife Service. A dead mountain lion is seen in Milford, Connecticut, early June 11, 2011. 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. It is the only confirmed presence of a cougar in recent years. BOSTON (Reuters) - A mountain lion killed on a Connecticut highway in June was a wild animal from South Dakota that prowled more than 1,500 miles eastward before meeting his death 70 miles from New York City, genetic tests confirmed this week. "The closest confirmed population of mountain lions is in Missouri, half way across the country." It was a 140-pound male mountain lion, the first confirmed in Connecticut in more than 100 years. A mountain lion, which is listed as extinct in the state, was hit and killed by an SUV on a highway in Milford, CT on Saturday. The cross-country trek is one of the longest movements on record for a land mammal and nearly doubles any known distance traveled by a mountain lion, according to Connecticut environmental officials. This young male cougar was found to have DNA from other cougars found in South Dakota which means it traveled about 1,800 miles east. Posts: 2,490. night_owl OP. A mountain lion, which is listed as extinct in the state, was hit and killed by an SUV on a highway in Milford, CT on Saturday. Two mountain lion encounters in his driveway. It says genetic testing revealed that a mountain lion hit by a car and killed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford on June 11, 2011 originated from South Dakota and had traveled to Connecticut though Wisconsin and Minnesota — a distance of around … French said last known native mountain lion in the state was killed about 1858. “By and large, cougars want to stay as far away from people as they possibly can because they are so solitary,” said Bob Wilson, a co-founder of The Cougar Network, an organization devoted to tracking and researching the animal. Well it seems as if someone has some explaining to do. The last documented mountain lions in the northeast were killed in New Brunswick, Canada, in … Fish and Wildlife Service in March declared the eastern cougar extinct. French said last known native mountain lion in the state was killed about 1858. Police were called in. On June 11, 2011, in Milford, CT, a mountain lion was killed by a motor vehicle. 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