Here is the second post in a collaborative series between myself and Jessica Turner about mountain lions in the Eastern United States. It details the story of the Connecticut Cat, a mountain lion that was hit by a car in Connecticut in 2011. His story is remarkable not only because of his incredible journey, but because it begs a very real question: could mountain lions recolonize the Eastern U.S.? Be sure to visit the link below to read the post!
The time has come for the second post in the collaborative blog series “Pumas in the Eastern United States”. This article was written by Josh Gross from The Jaguar and I encourage you to follow his blog and learn about his work on big cats. Let’s begin.
On June 11, 2011, a car traveling along the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Connecticut hit an animal that was crossing the road. But this was not a creature that Connecticut motorists were used to encountering: it was a puma (AKA mountain lion, cougar, or Puma concolor).
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