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Second possible mountain lion sighting in Winchester

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WINCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) - For the second time in a month a mountain lion sighting has been reported in Winchester.

A woman said she was driving on Mystic Valley Parkway when the animal walked in front of her car and into the woods.

It all happened near the Wedgemere commuter rail station and police are warning residents to use caution, but experts disagree over whether it was properly identified.

"I did see one in the zoo and he frightened me. We locked eyes and he started me down. I have to tell you if one was walking around here I'd be frightened, I'm not sure there's one walking around here though,” Jeff Andrews, a Winchester resident said.

Mass. Wildlife officials have reached out to a mountain lion biologist who said the paw print and didn't think it belonged to a mountain lion.

"Yeah, I think they'll avoid you because there's a lot of people walking around. It's one mountain lion. They say they spotted one. But I don't see it as a problem,” Joe Griecci, a Winchester resident, said.

It will be hard to know for sure if the animal really is a mountain lion until it is seen by experts or someone gets a picture, but residents are still being told to use caution.
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