Using DNA analysis, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has discovered that a 140-pound mountain lion killed on the the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Connecticut, in June had traveled greater than 1,500 miles from South Dakota. It had been seen earlier in June in Greenwich, CT, as well. "The confirmation of a wild mountain lion in our state was the first recorded in more than 100 years," said Daniel Esty, commissioner of the department. As stated in their press release, "DNA tests show that tissue from the Milford mountain lion matches the genetic structure of the mountain lion population in the Black Hills region of South Dakota." This is certainly rare behavior on acccount of a mountain lion. At least a half dozen confirmed sightings of a mountain lion in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are believed to be of the same animal.