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Some Officials Dispute Mountain Lion Sighting

Police said a paw print found in town earlier this month belonged to the animal.

A mountain lion. File photo.
A mountain lion. File photo.
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.

Read the full CBS Boston report
Joshua Speed March 21, 2014 at 07:45 AM
I for one do not believe it is a Mountain Lion, although I did hear that the creature was heard to says, "Heaven's to mergatroid, even!!" and Exit Stage Left" so perhaps.....

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