Northern Illinois Cougar Sightings Continue

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 11th, 2012

A cougar has once again been reported seen near the border of Winnetka and Northfield, early in October, less than a mile south from the location of a reported Sept. 3 sighting.

Kenilworth resident Anne Hinkamp said she was driving westbound on Winnetka Avenue on October 1st at 10 a.m., when, she relates,

“I saw something run across the road in front of me, about a half block away, I guess,” Hinkamp said. “It was definitely big enough to catch my eye, and I wasn’t sure what it was at first. But I was getting closer, and it was still going across, and it was trotting, not running that fast. It had such a round head that it was definitely a cat-like creature. A round head and a long tail that was curled a little bit at the end. I knew it wasn’t a coyote or a fox, because I’ve seen those. This was clearly a big cat.” Highland Park Patch

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2 Responses to “Northern Illinois Cougar Sightings Continue”

  1. G. de La Hoya responds:

    Hopefully some good deer hunters will come to the locals aid and dispel any fears.

  2. Larry responds:

    This is getting increasingly closer to my house. Winnetka Ave., where this sighting occurred, crosses through a major green belt that is used by cyclists and runners. There is also a branch of the Chicago River, a dam, and a lagoon where people fish. As I mentioned previously, there are a lot of deer in the area. If a big cat is in the neighborhood, it could do just fine here.

    Here is a link to a map of the site.

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