The latest is in from Wisconsin.
Authorities said it was the first big cat they had seen in the area.
The DNR said possible cougar sightings are regularly reported throughout the state, but verification is often difficult, due in part to a lack of physical evidence.
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The boy was afraid after having an accident. Map.
Jeremiah Dice reported the animal’s breath smelled like “dead rabbits.” His heavy camouflage coat was shredded down to the boy’s belt. Maps.
Could it be a native New England cougar, after all? Images.
In a less than a surprising revelation, officials aren’t convinced the animal is a mountain lion.
“It crossed the road directly in front of me,” the eyewitness said. “It was as if I saw it in slow motion.” The cat was light brown and had a long tail.