Possible cougar sighting reported in west Windsor
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:05AM EDT Last Updated Friday, November 1, 2019 6:58AM EDT
WINDSOR -- For the second time this week, there’s been a possible cougar sighting in Windsor-Essex.
Ron Fryer tells CTV News he saw an animal that he thinks was a cougar when he was driving along Ojibway Parkway near Dainty Foods in west Windsor at 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
“It turned its head and looked right at me,” says Fryer. “I said ‘Oh My God’ that’s a cougar.”
Fryer says he didn’t have time to get a picture or video because the animal ran into the forest.
He says he has seen wildlife before on his early morning drive to work, but this time was different.
“I know deer and I know coyotes. This is the first time I’ve seen a cougar,” says Fryer.
Fryer called Windsor police to report the sighting.
LaSalle police are also looking into a different report of a possible cougar sighting.
Police received a call of a possible cougar sighting in the 500 block of Sacred Heart Drive on Monday around 11 p.m.
Officers are asking anyone with a home surveillance system to check to see if they may have captured an image or video of this animal.