Possible Cougar sightings
by Denise, Jess B, Kevin & Shelley, Mary, Beth, WineMixers, Craig, Paula & Joe
(Hamilton, Hanover, Hickson, Grand Bend, Clayton, St Catharines, Burlington, Huntsville, Toronto)
Taking my dog outside for a midnight pee and my motion light was on at the side of my house, as I turn the corner I see a shadow of this big cat and as it ran it made a noise I’ve never heard before. I ran into the house out to my back porch and it was growling/loud roar like.
Denise Jackson wrote ... I wouldn’t believe me if I hadn’t been me last night. There was a cougar in the wooded area that runs along the Lincoln Alexander parkway on the west Hamilton mountain. I saw a cat (house cat) running across a residential parking lot and looked around to see what gave it the scare. To my surprise there was a huge cat slowly retreating back into the bush. I didn’t even know this could be possible in southern Ontario. At first I thought maybe a coyote, which are local. But the more I thought about the animals appearance and behaviour I realized it was a feline species. I was completely sober and in a calm state of mind. If you live in the area don’t let your cats outside at night time. This one was clearly stalking the cat. Wow. I’m still shocked.
Jess B from Hanover wrote to report ... January 30th around 11:00 am a friend and I were driving home to Hanover from Walkerton and in a farmer's field just outside of Walkerton there was an extremely large "cat" leisurely making its way across a farmer's field. We slowed down to watch. We knew it wasn't any kind of dog from the way it was moving. At first we thought it was a bobcat but it had a very long tail. Later when I had looked up " cats of Ontario" I discovered it was more likely to be a cougar vs a bobcat.
Kevin & Shelley said ... I saw something that may have been a cougar, it was was about 2-1/2 feet tall and maybe 4 - 5 feet long. It ran south to north over County Road 8 just west of Blandford Road. Shelley was with me and we can’t believe the size. it was 7:30 pm on Jan 2.
Mary from Grand Bend said ... we saw what we thought was a cougar tonight 8:30 pm near the village of Thedford at Widder Station golf course. Beige colouring, with long rope tail. Leapt across the road in two bounds.
Beth from Clayton wrote ... driving onto our property on Taylor Lake, near Clayton Ontario, only got a glance of the big cat. But definitely big and had a very long tail, lovely tawny colour. It ran into the scrub before we could have taken a pic. Looked for tracks but couldn’t find any.
WineMixers from St Catharines reported ... I was driving north on 7th Street towards the QEW overpass at 5:00 am back on July 17th 2019 when I saw a large cougar in the grass east of the guardrail. I slowed my vehicle almost to a stop as I passed and got a great look at the cougar's face when it popped its head above the guardrail as I passed by.
Craig wrote ... one morning around 9:00 am I saw what I believe was a cougar. Its coat was darker, not the golden color. I got a good look at it for 5 or 6 seconds, as it passed between some trees. It was in Burlington, Ontario, Guelph line and QEW area. This was back in March 11 2019. No pictures.
Paula & Joe Plant said ... we saw a Cougar on our way to town which is Huntsville, Ontario, about five thirty on the 12 of July 2019. It came out of the bush about two car lengths in front of us. A little before 3436 Aspdin Rd. It looked our way and its tail was straight out. Sorry no pics.
Beginning last summer one afternoon I was walking along Pharmacy Avenue, just behind corner from Victoria park subway stn, between bus stop Teesdale Place and Dolfin, there is bridge and on the left side is Dentonia Court. As I was passing the bridge I saw in the court area at 100 meters distance sitting big dark colored animal like cat. The animals just sat and did not move. I was surprised how come the cat is so big, like a large dog and nobody was there. So until now is for me mystery what species of animal it was. But now I have been reading all these stories I have also some experience to share with a large cat spotted.