Washington DC: Mountain Lion Spotted on Highwood Drive SE

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
October 2, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A mountain lion has been spotted in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night.

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement & Community Relations put out a public safety alert via Twitter just before 11 p.m.

“Mountain lion spotted. 3600 block of Highwood Drive SE,” it said

The street is near Fort Dupont Park.

A mountain lion was reportedly seen earlier in the day in the Fort Lincoln neighborhood in northeast D.C. near a Costco.

Two concerned residents called 911 and said that they had seen a mountain lion, reported CBS.

The latter sighting prompted the mayor’s office to put out the safety alert.

Police haven’t been able to corroborate the reports.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.