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The Wayne Independent
'Big Cat' Sightings Continue
By PETER BECKER

LOOKOUT - Another intriguing photograph of a "big cat" was presented to
The Wayne Independent, taken by Janice Klinkiewicz from her back deck at
Lookout in northern Wayne County, Wednesday evening.
While the exact identification remains to be made, she stated that the
animal was huge, tan colored and had a long tail, maybe half the length
of its body. It ended in a black, curving tip. Unfortunately, the tail
is not visible in the picture.

She said she was sitting on her deck at about 6:30 p.m. talking to a
friend on the phone when she was startled by something moving out in the
grass, before the tree line. As she excitedly described the scene to her
friend, she watched the animal for a couple minutes, which appeared to
be nonchalant and unhurried. She then went inside for her camera; the
"big cat" was startled, and got up and walked about 15 or 20 feet,
before disappearing out of view.
The distance to the tree line from the deck is about 60 or 70 feet.

The animal was highly "muscular," she stated. It was about as long as
their adult Golden Retriever, though not as high off the ground.
Mrs. Klinkiewicz said she has lived here all her life and never saw
anything like this.
There have been many reports of a possible mountain lion in Wayne
County. Some reports may be explained as a bobcat sighting or something
else, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which maintains
that mountain lions no longer roam the wild in Pennsylvania- unless
there was an escaped or abandoned pet.

Anyone with sightings is asked to call Managing Editor Peter Becker at
253-3055.
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By PETER BECKER

LOOKOUT - Another intriguing photograph of a "big cat" was presented to The Wayne Independent, taken by Janice Klinkiewicz from her back deck at Lookout in northern Wayne County, Wednesday evening.

While the exact identification remains to be made, she stated that the animal was huge, tan colored and had a long tail, maybe half the length of its body. It ended in a black, curving tip. Unfortunately, the tail is not visible in the picture.

She said she was sitting on her deck at about 6:30 p.m. talking to a friend on the phone when she was startled by something moving out in the grass, before the tree line. As she excitedly described the scene to her friend, she watched the animal for a couple minutes, which appeared to be nonchalant and unhurried. She then went inside for her camera; the "big cat" was startled, and got up and walked about 15 or 20 feet, before disappearing out of view.

The distance to the tree line from the deck is about 60 or 70 feet.

The animal was highly "muscular," she stated. It was about as long as their adult Golden Retriever, though not as high off the ground.

Mrs. Klinkiewicz said she has lived here all her life and never saw anything like this.

There have been many reports of a possible mountain lion in Wayne County. Some reports may be explained as a bobcat sighting or something else, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which maintains that mountain lions no longer roam the wild in Pennsylvania- unless there was an escaped or abandoned pet.

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