A large cat that might be a cougar was spotted on Janesville's south side Sunday night, according to Janesville police.
Police said residents at 3490 Tennyson Drive spotted the cat at 807 p.m. about 300 yards east of their home.
"You could just tell it was not a house cat. It was pretty large. It wasn't a deer. It had a very long tail," said Rocky Decker, who lives in the neighborhood. "I didn't believe it at first because it had a white chest. You could see a black stripe on its tail. We looked it up on the Internet, looked at pictures and definitely knew it was a cougar then."
Decker and a neighbor searched the area Sunday night after losing sight of the large cat to try to track where it was going and to make sure it didn't roam into the neighborhood, but were unable to find it.