NEW CANAAN — A large mountain lion was spotted off of Marvin Ridge Road during the morning on Thursday, April 26.

Animal Control officer Allyson Halm said the sighting took place around 7:30 a.m., and it appeared the resident had a “clear, close view.”

The animal was described as large, beige in color, with a body that was at least 3.5 feet long, not including the tail, which went down to the ground. Halm said the person was asked to look up photos of a bobcat and a mountain lion. They then identified the mountain lion as the animal they saw.

Halm said she took a look around and notified a state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection environmental conservation officer.

The sighting comes about three months after another report of a mountain lion in the same area.