Quick sighting

  • Teresa Metcalf says she saw a mountain lion along East Mountain Road in Peterborough. Courtesy of Teresa Metcalf

Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:6AM

I saw a mountain lion two or so years ago on East Mountain Road in Peterborough.

I was walking down the driveway and saw what I thought was a dog walking around the front of the house … quickly realized it was a mountain lion and ran to get my camera, ran out to my glassed-in porch as he was walking that direction.

He was about six feet in front of porch he turned looked at me and leaped over stone wall and tall hedge. I ran outside, around the wall and tried to get a photo as he was walking downfield into the woods. He was big, had the color of a deer with a long tail. He walked so gracefully – magnificent animal. I wish had gotten a better photo. I ran after him as fast as I could.

Teresa Metcalf