A Cougar Sighting in West Windsor

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A local resident swears he spotted a cougar Thursday morning in west Windsor.

Ron Fryer was driving along Ojibway Parkway near the Dainty Rice area (former Windsor Raceway area), around 4:30am Thursday, when he claims an animal, resembling a cougar, crossed the street in front of him.

He tells AM800 News, the animal stopped, stared at him and then took off into the woods.

"I thought it was a deer so I slowed down and it looked, it stopped right in front of my car which I went to the left lane to swerve so I wouldn't hit it, it was that cougar, the one they are talking about in LaSalle," he says.

Fryer says he was sceptical of the reports...until now.

"I don't believe it until I see it, but I did see it, right in front of my car and it was too late for me to grab a camera or do anything, it just jumped across the ditch and ran into the woods," he says.

LaSalle police are reporting other reports of 'cougar sightings' including one Monday night at 11pm in the area of Sacred Heart Drive in LaSalle.

Fryer says he spots a lot of wildlife on the road, but this one was different.

"I've seen coyotes, I see them all the time because I drive transport, I'm down the {EC Row} expressway at night and I see them all the time. I'm out here towards the Pike area, I see coyotes and deer but this thing here was up to my knees, but he was long and he looked right at me and he had this big head on him and he just stared at me and took off really fast," he added.

None of the reported sightings have been confirmed by officials.


With files from Kristylee Varley