Possible Cougar Sighted in Highland Park

Highland Park residents are advised to be alert, especially when outside with small pets, after a large, feline-type animal was spotted last Friday on Lincoln Avenue.

The information below comes from the City of Highland Park.

On Friday evening, September 14, a resident in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue South reported seeing a large, tan, feline-type animal similar in stature to a cougar in her backyard.

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North Shore residents are advised to be alert, especially when outside with small pets. Highland Park Police Department personnel immediately investigated the incident but did not locate any tracks or other evidence confirming the identification of the animal.

Read more: Cougar Sightings on the North Shore

On September 17, Police Department personnel conducted a follow-up inspection of the area but did not confirm the identification of the animal. Similar cougar-like sightings have also been reported  in the Village of Glencoe, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"sightings-of-large-cat-type-creature-near-glencoe-beach"} --> and

Darnell September 18, 2012 at 09:43 PM
There are a lot of cougars in Highland Park!
Melisa Urgo September 18, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Heard one sited in fox lake Illinois eating chickens off grass lake room


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