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SUV Hits, Kills Mountain Lion In Milford, CT

MILFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) --  Wildlife officials say a mountain lion was hit and killed by a SUV in Milford and now officials are trying to determine if it's the same big cat that has been seen roaming around Greenwich.

Mountain lions haven't been in Connecticut in more than a century. An SUV hit and killed a 140 pound male mountain lion on the northbound side of Route 15 in Milford around 1am Saturday. The driver was not hurt. 

WCBS 880's Sean Adams reports: Mountain Lions In Connecticut A Mystery


"We are saying that it may be the one that was sighted in Greenwich. We are investigating that," said Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Cindy Chanaca. "We're looking at evidence from the sighting in Greenwich along with the situation in Milford to try to determine if in fact this is the same mountain lion."

Mountain lion
Conservation experts say the animal seen in this image shot in Greenwich, Conn., is a mountain that weighs approximately 160 pounds. (Photo: CBS 2)

Where the mountain lion came from remains a mystery, although one theory is it was someone's exotic pet and it either escaped or was set free.

Where do you think the mountain lion came from? Sound off below in our comments section...


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