Cougar Before Sunrise
(Colchester, Essex, Ontario)
Colchester South Township, East Harrow, Essex, Ontario.
I was on a bike ride early one July morning, I came across what appeared to be a short, stubby deer dart across the dark road.
Noticing my bike quickly approaching, the animal continued running - over the north roadside ditch and followed the edge of a soybean field.
Curiously I gave chase, noticing the wide legs and agile leap, I concluded that this was a large cat with the tail to match.
It was already running and leaped between some trees through to a neighbours back yard; i lost my visual. I was relieved to make it back to the roadway safely. The time was thirty minutes before sunrise.Thanks, Kadery, for this report of your animal sighting!