On Sunday Sept. 23, a resident of the 4400 block of Crescent Ln. reported a cougar-like animal near their home on different occasions during the night and day, according to a recent Glenview Police report. The resident witnessed the animal run towards a retention pond near I-294, police say.
This is the year's first report of a cougar sighting in Glenview, though residents have been spotting a similar animal in Highland Park, Glencoe and Winnetka throughout the summer.
Residents are urged to use caution and asked to report sightings of suspicious animals immediately. As a cougar’s main prey, deer carcasses should also be reported to local police. Contact Glencoe Community Service Officer Katie Sweeney at (847) 835-4112 for additional information.