probable sighting!

Just had my daily phone call with my mom. She takes a drive every day. Today, about 11:30ish in Wayland on Water Row she saw what we believe was a Mountain Lion as everything else has been ruled out. She said: Definitely NOT a dog.LARGE - as in the size of my Great Dane(about 35" at the shoulder), which means it's not a Bobcat.Walking along briskly;didn't walk like a dog,walked like a cat; besides which it is EXTREMELY unusual to see even a loose dog in our area now since the leash law went into effect decades ago.Didn't remember noticing what the ears looked like.Kept saying it "looked very sleek".It had a very long tail.Long body.Fawn/light brownish beige.It was walking parallel to the road beyond a swampy area in grass.She slowed way down,motioned for people to pass as they were honking but by the time she got out her binoculars to look he had disappeared.Interestingly - there was a write up in the Wayland Town Crier about 6-8-10(?) years ago stating that a town employee was SURE he had seen a Mountain Lion cross RTE.27 in Wayland about 6 in the morning. He was sure of what he saw as he is a hunter - NO doubt in his mind at all.Upon reading that article is when I became really interested in M.L.'s being in the area.There is a HUGE deer population in Wayland. I work there 3 days a week and see them almost every day. One day I had to actually stop my car on 27 while a herd of about 40-50 crossed over.She said there was a lot of traffic so I'm going to listen to the news and keep my eyes peeled for news articles.Chances are though on a Saturday everybody was thinking about their errands rather than looking out for animal sightings.Next time she comes over I'm going to show her online pics of M.L.'s for a more positive ID, although I really don't know what else it could have been.When is it going to be my turn to see one of these magnificent creatures?!?


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