Possible cougar sighting in Lake Forest

October 24, 2011 3:01:21 PM PDT
Lake Forest police have investigated several reported sightings of a large cat, possibly a cougar.

The sighting took place near Route 60 and Interstate 94 in the western part of Lake Forest.

Police turned to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for help. Officials say they have had no confirmed sightings.

Police said there must be physical evidence, such as a paw print, hair sample or photo, to confirm a sighting.

Anyone who spots a possible cougar should call police.