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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.

  • Kindness To Animals

    To the Editor:

    I would like to thank the kind hearted woman in the SUV who saved a rather large bird in the middle of the road on the morning of April 11 around 8:15. It was right by the Exit 11 entrance ramp and traffic was very congested.

    As I sat at the traffic light, I was able to witness her pick up the injured bird using a plastic bag and put it in her car to safety.  The bird was scared and certainly, if it wasn't for its rescuer, it  would have been hit again.

  • Biologist Confirms Fisher Cat Sighting

    She saw the small, dark brown creature again, and this time got a picture.

    Laurie Borst captured digital images in mid-March of a narrow dark-bodied animal with a long, bushy tail walking through her yard in Sandy Hook. “I know my nature,” she said.  “This is a fisher cat.”

    Wildlife Biologist Paul Rego, with the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA), in Burlington, Connecticut looked at Ms Borst’s photo via email and confirmed that the animal “is a fisher.”