MILWAUKEE — An animal control
official says non-lethal traps baited with human food have been
set up in Milwaukee to capture a lion-like animal that's the
subject of several reported sightings.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and
WISN-TV report the traps were set up near the site of the last
confirmed sighting of the animal. Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal
Control Commission executive director Karen Sparapani says it's
likely that the animal is an escaped or released exotic pet and
might respond to human food.
Sparapani says the traps will be
monitored so pets or other animals that get caught in traps can be
freed. She says the lion-like animal would be sent to a sanctuary
Milwaukee police said Tuesday that
officers investigated more calls about sightings of a large
wildcat in the past two days, but did not find anything.