GREENWICH, CT (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Jaguars police are used to seeing in Greenwich usually have four wheels and can be found on the roads. Now they could be looking for the real thing: they are investigating reports that some type of big cat is roaming the wealthy town.
Police tell the Greenwich Time that there have been three sightings of a large cat in the last week. The most recent came Sunday near the Brunswick School, a prep school where faculty members reported seeing a mountain lion on Sunday.
Town conservation officer Denise Savageau says that’s unlikely, because there have been no mountain lions in the area for over a century, except for those that have escaped from owners who were keeping them illegally.
“If there was a population there would be carcasses, there would be paw prints. These are big animals and there is just none of that,” Savageau told the Time.
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State environmental officials say it could just be a coyote or even a bobcat, which are sometimes mistaken for the bigger mountain lions.
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