facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Cougar hunting big city life?

Jan. 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- There have been several recent cougar sightings in suburban Minneapolis and police say one may have occurred within the limits of Minnesota's largest city.

City police Sgt. Jesse Garcia told the Star Tribune Norm Mosher's report that he saw a big cat crossing a road in the city's northeast neighborhood Monday morning "appears to be one of the first times that one has come into the city limits."

Mosher, 56, of Elk River said at first he thought it was a dog. But then he noticed its gait and its fat tail. The animal was gone by the time he turned around to get a closer look, but the tracks it left behind appeared more feline than canine, he said.

Garcia said anyone spotting a cougar should call police or the state Department of Natural Resources.

"We want people to be cautious," he said. "Cougars are wild animals, and they can act spontaneously."

Topics: Jesse Garcia
© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers
3
Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's
4
Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza
5
Deer struck by roller coaster at Lightwater Valley them park Deer struck by roller coaster at Lightwater Valley them park
Trending News
x
Feedback