Mountain Lion Spotted in Stark County

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Stark County residents are on high alert this week after multiple reports of a Mountain Lion have surfaced.

The mountain lion was spotted along Millvale Ave. NE Monday night. Police say they were notifying residents and business about the animal, urging them to use extreme caution and call 911 if they spot it.

Stark County Sheriff's deputies, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and park rangers were assisting in the search for the mountain lion from the ground and the sky, but have come up short in finding it.

According to reports the mountain lion escaped from an exotic animal farm in Canton.

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