[CT Birds] Bobcat or Lion...

Barbara Garrett barbaragarrett at optonline.net
Sat Nov 24 10:22:25 EST 2012

We had an absolutely definitive sighting of a bobcat walking through the woods behind us in the aftermath of the storm (we were still out of power).  Couldn't believe it, given where we live in north Stamford!  

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: zellene sandler 
  To: ctbirds 
  Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:29 AM
  Subject: [CT Birds] Bobcat or Lion...

  I know this is off-topic, but I saw a feline cross my yard this morning and
  I am trying to figure out what it was...maybe someone on this list can
  help. I have had bobcats in the yard before and am quite familiar with
  them, but this seemed different. This cat was within the size of a large
  bobcat, but had a sleek, muscular body, a distinctive lionine head, and
  most telling, a long tail. 

  If not for the definite long tail, I would err on the side of bobcat. But
  this cat was too small for an adult lion. I tried for a picture, but only
  got the tail end in a poor photo. I am not one to make lions out of
  bobcats, believe me, but there is a doubt in my mind. Any thoughts? You can
  respond to me directly since this is off-topic, and ignore the spamblocker
  message since I can read any responses anyway.


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