The LaFayette Mountain Lion has been spotted again, twice in two days, in town near a school.
Wednesday morning North LaFayette principal Sandra Morrison saw what she thought to be a mountain lion in front of the school in the drop-off lane.
State wildlife officials visited the school Thursday morning to check out the report, but once again found no hard evidence of the animal – and school security cameras weren’t pointing to the area where Morrison said the animal was.
They also checked out the bypass where an LHS teacher said he saw two big cats a few days before – and they found nothing there to report, either. The DNR says they’re taking complaints seriously, but they can’t verify any of the accounts.
Later on Thursday the animal was spotted again, out a window of the same school. A teacher says she and at least one student saw a big cat on the school grounds Thursday, heading down Indiana Street.
She attempted to get a picture out the window but it was gone by the time she got to a camera. (The photo above is NOT local.)
There have also been unverified reports of a big cat being seen off Hwy. 151 in Naomi near the 136/Taylor’s Ridge split.
(LU will send a free t-shirt to anybody who gets a verifiable local photo of the animal and sends it in, so we can settle this matter for good.)
Why does LU support the campaign of Perry Lamb to become the next commissioner?
Because he gets it. He gets that the people in charge now, and some who want to be later, aren’t listening to us – because they’re too focused on pleasing the people who support their campaigns, taking care of the powerful who take care of them instead of the most vulnerable who actually need help the most.
- WQCH Radio, 08/03/16: “AN IRATE DOG OWNER GAVE POLICE A ‘PIECE OF HIS MIND’ MONDAY, THEN WENT TO JAIL.
- “A NEIGHBOR CALLED TO COMPLAIN THAT THREATENING DOGS WERE LOOSE IN THE THURMAN STREET AREA. TWO DOGS CHARGED THE RESPONDING OFFICER, AND HE TASED ONE OF THE ANIMALS TO AVOID BEING BITTEN.
- “THE OWNER WAS IRATE WITH THE OFFICER FOR TASING HIS DOG, AND CONTINUED THE VERBAL ASSAULT AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO CALM HIM DOWN. 26 YEAR OLD DUSTIN RICHARD PEEK WAS CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT, AND A FOLLOW-UP WILL BE CONDUCTED TO MAKE SURE THE DOGS ARE CONFINED TO HIS PROPERTY.”
The animal’s owner says his dog got loose in the middle of the night and was too small to be a threat to the officer. But he’s lucky the animal was only tased instead of shot.