Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Posted by Thomas MacEntee
Wow - this has been quite a happening in Chicago since late yesterday afternoon!
According to the Chicago Tribune, there was a cougar running loose in the streets of Chicago for the first time since the city was founded in the 19th century.
Read more about the incident here.
There were reports over the weekend of a cougar in the north suburbs around Wilmette but police are not certain that this is the same animal. Speculation has begun as to whether this was someone's "pet" that got loose.
To put the location in perspective, the cougar was killed in the Roscoe Village neighborhood which is about 3 miles southwest from where I live.
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Photos: Tribune photos by Candice C. Cusic / April 14, 2008.