State officials disputed a report by Winchester police that a recent paw print found in town was that of a mountain lion.
Police said the took a photo of the print, which was found in early March.
"(The photo) was sent to several independent mountain lion organizations in the United States," Winchester police said in a statement Thursday. "Experts from those organizations have conclusively stated that the paw print belongs to a mountain lion."
The Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game disputed that claim, saying the print belonged to a coyote or dog, according to CBS Boston.
The last confirmed mountain lion sighting in Massachusetts was in 1858.