Cougar in Toronto?
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
This picture looks closest to the animal I saw, in terms of shape and colour. I hope this helps.
I am re-publishing this report from Mash, who sent it to us back in 2010.
Yesterday I saw an animal that looked much like a Mountain Lion.
Historicaly, Mountain Lions have never been spotted in the city of Toronto. I am wondering as to what I might have seen.
It was minutes past 5:00 pm, close to sun-down and I was walking near Black Creek, on the west side of York University. It is the northern most part of the city of Toronto.
I am a nature enthusiast and often take a walk in the woods where I have seen other animals, larger migratory birds, song birds, a deer family and fox in the area.
The animal I saw yesterday had an appearance very much similar to a cat, only much larger.
It seemed to be just under a metre long. It had a redish/browinsh/yellowish colour and almost seemed to be glowing. It was standing on top of the creek, but i did not see it drinking. It had a large round tail. It crouched and moved away.
I went back to the spot today hoping to photograph its tracks, but did not see any clear paw prints or any other signs.