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Mountain Lion Spotted Around East Haddam, Connecticut

Mountain Lion (file / credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion (file / credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

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EAST HADDAM, Conn. (WCBS 880) —  Another mountain lion has been spotted in Connecticut.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Several people have reportedly seen the mountain lion roaming an area in eastern Connecticut.

Around East Haddam, there have been about ten sightings where even the town’s animal control officer Michael Olzacki says he saw the big cat as he was patrolling the area this week.

“As soon as I saw the tail, I stopped the van and opened the door to get out to actually see what I’ve actually seen,” said Olzacki. “It turned and looked at me and I saw the face and that was enough for me to say, “OK, I saw a mountain lion.”

Olzacki is advising residents to shelter small livestock and pets at night.

This is the second mountain lion spotted in Connecticut. The first made its way there all the way from South Dakota, say the experts who tracked it.

That animal was killed on the parkway in June.