Potential Cougar Sighting on 406 in Fonthill

by Jessie
(Fonthill, Ontario, Canada)


We had just passed under the highway 20 overpass on the 406 this evening around 10 pm when I was startled by an animal standing in the left lane of the northbound side of the highway.


The animal stood taller and wider than a coyote.

It appeared to be waiting for our vehicle to pass, and honestly ... I think it was a cougar.

I swear I saw the typical black markings around its muzzle.

I have dashcam footage of our encounter, but it's too noisy to really make much out other than eyeshine, much to my disappointment.

I've since found your site (obviously), and a number of other people who have had similar experiences.

I had no idea there had been so many potential cougar sightings in this area, but I am starting to believe we really did see one tonight.

Thank you for writing to tell us of your big cat experience.

I will be posting this on our Facebook page so that our Facebook followers can also read it.


You will also find it on our Website Blog.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Big Cats in Ontario.