Cougar sighted in Champlin

Residents of a northern Twin Cities neighborhood are on edge after a cougar was sighted in the Champlin area.

A police dash camera caught the large cat on tape early Saturday. A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer watched the tape and confirmed to KSTP-TV that the animal is a cougar.

The animal was spotted as it crossed Highway 169. The DNR estimates the cougar weighs 200 pounds.

Police are stepping up patrols in the area and are asking residents to be on the lookout. People in the neighborhood say the area has children and pets living there, and they are alarmed.


Information from: KSTP-TV

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