Police Investigating Lion Sighting, But Distributed Cougar Photos

Police with rifle weapons went to a North side neighborhood after people reported a lion roaming in the area.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

July 21, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, police began to distribute a photo of a cougar near the 200 to 3500 block of Garfield Ave. in the North side neighborhood after reports of a lion sighting, according to Nene Coldd Facebook postings. Police with weapons investigated a property where the cougar apparently climbed a tree.
Police are looking into reports that the owner of the cougar lives around N. 35 and Garfield Ave. and that the cougar escaped from a cage. It is not known, if the cougar was kept in captivity legally.
Police on Tuesday released the following press release, “Milwaukee Police received a call around 4:10 p.m. on July 20 from a person who saw what she believed was a lion in the 200 block of E. Garfield Avenue. Officers checked the neighborhood for several hours but have received no further reports from anyone seeing a loose animal. Officers contacted the Department of Natural Resources, which advised that anyone seeing a wild cat should call authorities and not try to capture it.”

WI: Video of large cat (lion) seen roaming in Milwaukee neighborhood at the 200 block of E. Garfield Ave. http://wisn.tv/6180BE6DG

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