In early June, I reported on a spate of mountain lion sightings in Fairfield County Connecticut. Before the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and state police could even get rolling on their investigation, a mountain lion turned up dead on the Wilbur Cross Parkway--run over in the dead of night by a motorist in a Hyundai Tucson. Considering that the last confirmed mountain lion sighting in Connecticut was a century ago, the DEP was quick to conclude that the cat was likely someone's pet that had somehow escaped captivity. When their search for mountain lion permitees turned up nothing, the hunt for a better explanation as to the cat's origins and movements was on. The long-awaited necropsy results tell an incredible tale.