Monday, December 3, 2012
The veterinarian says he saw the big, tan cat just south of Lake Cook Road.
A Winnetka resident and veterinarian told police he spotted a mountain lion just south of Lake Cook Road in Glencoe on Sunday, Nov. 25, Glencoe News reported. That’s the same day a Highland Park resident reported a possible cougar sighting. “I can definitely recognize a mountain lion,” veterinarian Bryan Haag, DVM, told Glencoe News Monday. “I’ve seen them before.” Chicago Botanic Garden security investigated the incident but only found coyotes, Glencoe News reported. Similarly, Highland Park police did not find any tracks or other evidence confirming the identification of the animal when they investigated the possible cougar sighting. Cougar-like sightings have also been reported near the Winnetka-Northfield Border, in Glencoe and …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A Kenilworth woman said she saw the animal cross the road while she was driving.
A cougar has once again been reported seen near the border of Winnetka and Northfield, less than a mile south from the location of a reported Sept. 3 sighting. Kenilworth resident Anne Hinkamp said she was driving westbound on Winnetka Avenue last Thursday at 10 a.m., when she saw a creature cross the blacktop in front of her car, just west of Hibbard Road. “I saw something run across the road in front of me, about a half block away, I guess,” Hinkamp said. “It was definitely big enough to catch my eye, and I wasn’t sure what it was at first. But I was getting closer, and it was still going across, and it was trotting, not running that fast. It had such a round head that it was definitely a cat-like creature. A round head and a long tail …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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. Want Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. 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 …