There are no mountain lions (catamounts) in CT. The CT Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) describes them on their website but it says there are none here. If anyone sends a picture, they will reconsider....no one has...so there are no mountain lions in CT. This is a picture of a mountain lion.
There are bobcats in CT. A bobcat is larger than a housecat but smaller than a mountain lion. A bobcat has a stub for a tail. That's why it's called a bobcat. One visited our yard last year but I did not have my new camera and did not get a picture of it. Here's one I found on the web.
Yesterday our neighbor gave us a call to tell us of a surprising sighting by a neighbor up the road. The neighbor caught sight of a very large cat..the size of a coyote and a very, very long tail. It crossed the road in front of her car and she got a real good look at the long tail as it passed in front of her headlights. She called the DEP. They asked if she got a picture. It was dark. She was driving. The cat was running. Nope! No picture. They told her she must have seen a bobcat or a coyote. There are NO mountains lions in CT. Yeah, right.
Sadly, these pictures are not my pictures. I got them on the web. As much as I'd like to SEE a mountain lion, I DO NOT want it to be when I am walking alone in the park. Gizzy and Pawpa agree. Hopefully, it was just passing through.