AUDIO: Panther spotted within Janesville city limits
A cougar may be roaming the Janesville area. Police Sergeant Aaron Ellis says a resident in the 3400 block of Tennyson Drive reported seeing a cougar Sunday night about 8:00 p.m. behind his residence. The resident was able to get a poor quality photo from about 300 feet. Ellis adds the Illinois Conservation Police notified Rock County area law enforcement Thursday about a black bear cited in several northern Illinois communities. Later the same day, Clinton Police received a report of a bear in the Carvers Rock Park area. Ellis says people should avoid these animals and notify the DNR of any encounters.