Mountain Lion spotted in Madison

Madison Police are are warning to residents after a mountain lion was seen in that town Tuesday night.

Authorities say it was seen in the 200 block of Northeast 1st Street around 11:30 p.m. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was able to get a video of the animal.

It was seen pausing by a building before running off between cars. The mountain lion was believed to be headed north. It had been spotted earlier in the evening southwest of Madison.

There have been no additional reported sightings of the animal. Police encourage Madison residents to keep their pets inside.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office shared video of the big cat on their Facebook page.

October 18, 2023