Another Confirmed Cougar Sighting in West Pasco Early Thursday [VIDEO]
Pasco Police confirm another cougar sighting, this one near Road 90 and Sandifur.
See video below story (courtesy of Hector Palacio by permission)
Cougar seen 'jogging' down sidewalk at 2 AM
Not only did Pasco Police confirm the sighting, but a citizen captured some video of the big cat as it ran down a sidewalk in the neighborhood. Here is a still image from that video. When you watch it, it's clearly a cougar.
The cat was obviously aware of the lights and vehicle 'pacing' it and it was loping along quickly, but not a 'dead run.'
It appeared to be medium to slightly larger in size, no idea if male or female. Fish and Wildlife have been notified.
As we reported earlier, these cougars are dispersing, as DFW officials say. They tend to follow rivers and many of them end up here as they are wandering. They're very nomadic animals, will cover lots of ground searching for food, water and places to rest.
Chances are this big cat will be miles away within a few days, according to what we know about their habits. Pasco PD reiterated what to do if you come face to face with one: