As predicted, the cougar killed on a parkway in SW Connecticut came East from a population in South Dakota. From the Black Hills to the Gold Coast was a trek of 1,500 miles, and along the way this same individual was detected in Minnesota and Wisconscin.
"Some experts suspect this could be the same animal filmed by a trail camera in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, leading wildlife experts to map its likely path from the U.S. into Ontario Canada, circling the Great Lakes and eventually crossing back into New York and Connecticut."
This is the same route taken by the western Coyote on its move into the east. It is the first wild mountain lion confirmed by the authorities in CT in 100 years. There will be more.