Report of lion has Milwaukee residents on the lookout

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Is a Lion Stalking the Streets of Milwaukee?

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A report of a lion roaming a Milwaukee neighborhood has police and others on the lookout.

Milwaukee police say a woman reported seeing a lion Monday afternoon in her north side neighborhood. Police Chief Edward Flynn says his officers were given cellphone video of an animal that appeared to be a "lion-ish creature."

Officers checked the neighborhood, but didn't find anything. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was notified and dispatched an employee to check it out. Flynn says it was "theoretically possible" a wild cat had made its way south from northern Wisconsin.

The DNR says a mountain lion, or panther, is one of three wild cats native to the state.

Related -- photos of lion cubs embracing during their recuse in Gaza:

6 PHOTOS
Lion cubs embrace during Gaza rescue
See Gallery
Report of lion has Milwaukee residents on the lookout
(Photo via FOUR PAWS)
(Photo via FOUR PAWS)
(Photo via FOUR PAWS)
(Photo via FOUR PAWS)
(Photo via FOUR PAWS)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

More from AOL.com:
Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter
Police misconduct in man's death unlikely, prosecutor says
Workers say they were fired for not removing Confederate flags

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners