A big cat warning has been issued in a northwest suburban community following a probable cougar sighting.
Between the nature in Streamwood and suburban life, there are concerns about the wildlife. The neighborhood has been put on alert there could be a cougar sighting in the area.
“I was surprised! I wasn’t expecting a mountain lion being in the neighborhood,” said Streamwood resident Lora Williams.
Williams is just one of many notified by letter and a community website for Surrey Woods and surround communities that at least one cougar could be nearby.
According to the posting earlier this week, one homeowner saw a large catlike animal move across their yard and climb a tree along the area near Surrey Woods Park.
The homeowner contacted the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and was told it was a “probable cougar sighting,” adding there have been several within five to ten miles of the community.
AS REPORTED BY CBS CHICAGO NEWS