Cougar sighting in Pike Creek

The northern Delaware tradition continues with another cougar sighting, this time near Pike Creek.

New Castle County Police say the big cat was spotted near the Clearview Ridge Townhouses.  A 45-year-old man told police he saw cougar sitting under some trees.  He says it was twice the size of his full grown Boxer dog.  He told police the cougar was making a high pitched growl as the man and his dog watched it. 

Police saw no sign of the animal.  

Cougar sightings in Delaware have come and gone over the years.  In 2000 and 2001, state environmental officials received more than 40 reports of cougar sightings.  

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