GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is trying to determine if there is anything to reports of a cougar being spotted in a DuPage County forest preserve.
The Naperville Sun reports that a forest preserve official investigating a report by a visitor about a possible cougar in the woods spotted an animal that looked like a cougar in the East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights.READ MORE: Suburban Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
Cougar sightings are rare in Illinois and the forest preserve says state and district officials have not confirmed that there’s a cougar in the area.
Residents are urged that if they see a cougar — an animal that can weigh more than 200 pounds — to leave the area slowly and call state officials at 847-608-3100 or forest preserve district police at 630-933-7240.READ MORE: 2 Men Critically Injured In Shooting In Zion
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