GREENWICH, CT (WCBS 880) — Although no official confirmation has been made, residents of a gated community in northwest Greenwich claim to have seen a mountain lion.
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Two people at the exclusive, gated community called The Chieftains, which is the former Gimble estate, claim to have seen a mountain lion.
Dennis Shane with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says right now, it is unconfirmed.
“Absence of physical evidence, a good picture, paw prints, scat, which is fecal matter, we really can’t put this in the category of a credible sighting,” Shane said.
Just down the road two months ago, there was a credible mountain lion sighting. The big cat was stuck and killed by a car in Milford.
It was the first wild mountain lion in Connecticut in more than a century.
Genetic tests showed it came from South Dakota and made an amazing 1,800 mile journey east.
Anyone who thinks they’ve spotted a mountain lion is asked to call local officials and the DEEP’s 24-hour hotline (860-423-3333).
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