Police received a report of a mountain lion sighting at about 6 p.m. Saturday, officials said. The sighting on Gerdes Road is the third in the past month and very close to the most recent one, on Aug. 8 on White Oak Shade Lane. Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm said the cougar was seen at the edge of a resident’s yard and that the sighting is credible based on the eyewitness descriptions. Yet another mountain lion sighting had been reported Friday night on nearby Brookside Road, Halm said, though it was too dark outside at the time to be classified as credible.
Halm said she is encouraging residents to always be prepared with air horns to haze any predatory animal and is urging those who have seen mountain lions to contact the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection directly.
A man told Halm that he’d seen a mountain lion pass in front of him while jogging on Hoyt Farms Road on the morning of July 20 .