Less than five hours after a , another resident called Sierra Madre Police to report seeing a medium-sized cougar, Sergeant Ruben Enriquez told Patch Wednesday afternoon.
The sighting took place at around 11:21 a.m. in the 2000 block of Vista Avenue, where the resident spotted the animal in their backyard and then reported that it hopped the fence into a neighbor's yard in the 2000 block of Santa Anita Avenue.
Officers searched the area and were unable to find the reported cougar.
Cougars are also known as mountain lions. Enriquez said that depending on who is reporting an animal sighting, a resident may use the term "cougar", "mountain lion", "bobcat" or something else to describe the animal.
The alleged bobcat sighted Wednesday morning in the 600 block of Edgeview Drive was described as small, whereas the cougar was described as medium sized, but is unclear if the same animal was reported in the sightings.
Have you seen a bobcat, bear or mountain lion in Sierra Madre recently? If you have .