A couple weeks back, an 8-foot long, 160-pound mountain lion started hanging around Greenwich, Connecticut and its nearby towns. News stations noted that a cat that size hasn’t been seen in those parts in 100 years; residents and people who work in the area were more than a little freaked the fuck out. Now testing of evidence found last week has revealed everyone should be doubly worried.

A sample of animal scat found on the Greenwich Audubon property last week is from the canine family and not from a mountain lion, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday.
The sample, found in Greenwich on June 12, underwent DNA testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Center in Montana. “These results are another step in our efforts to determine if the mountain lion struck and killed by a car in Milford on June 11 was the same mountain lion that had been spotted earlier in Greenwich,” DEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette said in a statement.

So, one, whiskers might still be on the loose and two, you’ve got an asshole neighbor running around who thinks it’s cool not to curb his dog.

Scat Found In Greenwich Not From Mountain Lion [Stamford Advocate]

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  1. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    it was me!!!

    -biff basness

  2. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    as in you didn’t curb your dog or you took the shit?

  3. Posted by Lord Humongous | June 24, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    I find scat fascinating

  4. Posted by Thomas Caso | June 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    You’re not laughing at me anymore are you, you bunch of ungrateful SOBs!?

    -Caso, Thomas (Security) Morgan Stanley 

  5. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    The town is going to shit it seems.

  6. Posted by Elijah | June 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    It was Wilfred!  

  7. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Trap Whiskas in the UBS building. Put him on pyroll. Zap his will to live. Problem solved.

  8. Posted by Also A Guest | June 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    You would think that people in Connecticut would be used to cougars on the prowl…

  9. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    I love cats!

    — Villanova MBA

  10. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Sorry about that.  When my girlfriend has to go, she really has to go.
    -Dennis Kneale

  11. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Don’t know why news is ignoring the closet bitch outbreak

  12. Posted by Blues Brothers Inc Quant | June 24, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Just ash blowing in the wind.

    -Scatman John

  13. Posted by BROKING | June 24, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    What a bunch of pussies.

    -Mufasa, CFA

  14. Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Additional tests revealed the scat actually was from a Cougar, which have long roamed Greenwich. 

  15. Posted by Specialk | June 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    some guy in Greenwich has a Shark – or so i’ve heard…

  16. Posted by portagent | June 24, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Meeooow !

  17. Posted by B2B MD | June 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Did they send the scat to Montana via US Post, FedEx, UPS or “personal courier”

    –Local Mushroom Grower/Hash Farner

  18. Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    True that, Thomas

    Prudence, who dictates things

  19. Posted by early hominid | June 24, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Say what you will about scatology, at least it’s an ethos.  

  20. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    ¿Dónde están los leones de montaña clientes?

  21. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    well played

  22. Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Muy bueno xoxo

  23. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Scatology ist das Armband?
    -Munich Re Verkäufer

  24. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    and..? you doing to tie that into a joke relevant to the post or were you just sharing information?

  25. Posted by Guest | June 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Where’s the Never Do That Again button?

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