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Report: Possible Mountain Lion Spotted in Princeton

A Princeton man says he saw what he believed to be a mountain lion in his front yard on Saturday.

A mountain lion may have been seen in Princeton Saturday night. Credit: Patch File Photo
A mountain lion may have been seen in Princeton Saturday night. Credit: Patch File Photo
A mountain lion may be lurking in Princeton.

A man reported seeing an animal that may have been a mountain lion on the 800 block of Mt. Lucas Road at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, nj.com reports.

The man said the animal, which had a four-foot curved tail resembling that of a mountain lion, walked across his front yard, according to the report.

Officials reported to the scene, but were never able to confirm the animal’s presence, according to the report.

Joel Richman September 02, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Feral Cats
Gaby Roes September 02, 2013 at 12:26 PM
How is this even print worthy? Even if he did see something, there is no official evidence, no picture, no police report. If I call the police and advice I saw Elvis, will they print an article about me? Princeton is not exactly Sussex or Warren county, so this is highly unlikely.
Joel Richman September 02, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Nope, Wait, made a mistake....I meant to say Savannah Cats. In Marlboro, about two years ago, there were a flurry of sightings on the Colts Neck border. I believe that it turned out that a Savannah Cat, Long-legged and long-tailed, had gotten loose from owners yard/land.
Judy Riggenbach September 02, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Why not accept we might have a cougar here? cougars have a range of over 50 miles and are wanderers. We certainly have enough deer in NJ to feed one. No, they are certainly not common, but, the last one caught in NJ some years ago had wandered from Arizona. So they DO come here. PS. For those who are not outdoors people and don't know their cats, No one in their right mind could confuse a cougar and a Savannah. Savannah's have leopard like spots and are not grayish tan unmarked coats. Cougars bodies are LONG with very long short haired tails! Their legs are heavy and not long. Savannah's have very long slender legs.
Betty September 09, 2013 at 05:53 AM
There are enough deer in the State to feed a hundred Cougars. Feel better now that you've upchucked Bitici?

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