Skip to comments.Large Cat Seen Prowling Norwalk Neighborhood ‘Not A Mountain Lion’
Posted on 08/01/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin
NORWALK (CBSLA.com) Wildlife officials were set Friday to canvass a residential neighborhood in Norwalk where a video surveillance camera captured what appeared to be a large wild cat possibly a lion prowling the area.
KNX 1070s Bob Brill reports Norwalk Public Information Officer Jeff Hobbs said he has received confirmation that the animal was not a mountain lion.
The video footage dated July 29 which captured images of the animal in front of a home in the 11000 block of Tina Street near Orr and Day Road was sent to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to Hobbs.
The city of Norwalk is located about 8 miles southwest of the Turnbull Canyon mountain bike trail in Hacienda Heights, which has had some reports of mountain lion sightings in recent years.
However, Hobbs said officials have not yet determined exactly where the animal may have come from.
I think most people are coming down on the side of, Oh, thats an old lion whos just looking for something to drink, he said.
In the video footage, the animal appeared to have a mane and looked more like the type of lion seen at a circus or zoo and appeared to be non-aggressive.
A representative from the Department of Fish and Wildlife will be visiting local residents to pass out literature and let them know whats going on, Hobbs said. Authorities say they will respond to reports of a actual sighting as opposed to just a video.
Authorities say anyone who encounters the animal should treat it as potentially dangerous and notify law enforcement officials immediately.
Someones guard dog got loose.
Lived in that area for most of my childhood. Learned to drive in Turnbull Canyon.
Cats of Peace?
I wonder if the dog shooting police would be the first ones that I would call if I spotted it.
Big cat ping!
Here Kitty, Kitty! Come snuggle with Mommy!
It’s not “The Cat” from Red Dwarf is it?
Yep Turnball Canyon know that area well ;)
the tail looks phony...
I don’t think old dogs hunt at 3:44am. Also, notice the curled connection of tail to body. That is definitely a big cat, leopard or panther. Part of Scarface’s menagerie of pets in Norwalk? LOL
From the video I saw it sure looks like a mountain lion to me. Look at the head and the tail.
Looks a lot like a dog. Remember the scandal in China a couple of months ago when a zoo as displaying a “lion”!that turned out to be a Tibetan Mastiff.
Every once in awhile there is a report of a cougar in our suburban neighborhood to the east of Seattle. Odd, but there are plenty of wild corridors of bike trails, parks and large utility lines that run from our neighborhood about 20 miles to the foothills.
Foothills that include Cougar Mountain.
Is it a bobcat? Aren’t they smaller than a cougar, but bigger than a housecat?
You would think the reporterette might go to where the video was made and give us an object of known size to compare with the kitty on the video.
We will trade you our anaconda for your kitty........
Here in NJ - state police found a large bobcat on Interstate 80 after hit by car
Tail is too big, bobcats have a bobbed tail.
Pretty grainy. Maybe it’s that woman walking her naked husband on a leash.
Its a couger all right—I have seen them up close. In our neck of the woods—we have a legendary “Black Panther” that has been seen for decades.
LOL, perfect description for LEOs.
Just misunderstood. Geez no wonder they have it out for dogs. Never heard of them shooting catz.
Not in the cat family:
* Head to big,
* Back to straight,
* Rump to squared off,
* Tail to short.
Looks like a Jaguar to me. Stocky, shortish, thick tail.
Where is Norwalk? Apparently not Connecticut.
That looks like it has 2 heads from different species
Counsellor: Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat?' He's going to ask what sort of experience you've had with lions.
Anchovy: Well I ... I've seen them at the zoo.
Counsellor: Good, good, good.
Anchovy: Lively brown furry things with short stumpy legs and great long noses. I don't know what all the fuss is about, I could tame one of those. They look pretty tame to start with.
Counsellor: And these, er, these lions ... how high are they?
Anchovy: (indicating a height of one foot) Well they're about so high, you know. They don't frighten me at all.
Counsellor: Really. And do these lions eat ants?
Anchovy: Yes, that's right.
Counsellor: Er, well, Mr Anchovy ... I'm afraid what you've got hold of there is an anteater.
Anchovy: A what?
Counsellor: An anteater. Not a lion. You see a lion is a huge savage beast, about five feet high, ten feet long, weighing about four hundred pounds, running forty miles per hour, with masses of sharp pointed teeth and nasty long razor-sharp claws that can rip your belly open before you can say 'Eric Robinson', and they look like this.
[The counsellor produces large picture of a lion and shows to Mr Anchovy who screams and passes out.]
That was very entertaining, thanks
It was one of the sketches performed by Monty Python in their final show. If I hadn’t seen it last month, I probably wouldn’t have cited it in 2 articles hence that time.
I’m going to go find some of their skits online
Tabbie with a bad attitude?
OK, if it’s not a mountain lion what is it? Because it sure looks like a mountain lion to me. I admit there is no way really to judge the size from the screen shot. But just look at the legs, what non-mountain lion cat has legs that long?
you are right, Slings, their denial is a confirmation.
I love all cats, but many are quite dangerous.
LOL, but of course first we have to FIND the anaconda!
I love cats too, and if it is a mountain lion, it’s a danger to kittehs...and their hoomins.
I read a terrifying story about a canadian woman who was out in the wilderness (I guess they were hiking or something) and she gave up her life fighting off a mountain lion, kept it from killing her kid.
It was a “no guns allowed” story, but I’m sorry you’re a fool if you go into real wilderness without a gun.
And based on that poor jogger who was killed by the two dogs the other day, even into suburban “wilderness”.
It’s not just people who kill people, animals kill people too.
I find it amusing how many people will obey a stupid law such as a no guns law.
yeah, well, she was Canadian, I don’t know how else to explain it.
You know, even in the worst situation, even with the craziest person you might be able to persuade them.
Remember the story about the criminal who took that woman hostage, and she read to him from that book “the purpose driven life” and he gave himself up the next day?
Well, you won’t be reading no book to no mountain lion, let’s just say that.
It’s almost as if people obey laws because they don’t trust themselves not to harm someone else. Oh no, I won’t carry a weapon because I might hurt my child or my wife.
Looks like a lioness.
The Norwalk in CT has had them, but they are more prevalent in the NW part of the state.
My brother taught me to drive in Turnbull Canyon as well. He let me drive his Austin Healey, with himself in the passenger seat, up and down that road until I got the hang of a stick shift and knew how to take a curve. Good thing we didn’t get stopped; that
was before I got my learner’s permit. I was 14.
He was a really cool guy, my favorite sibling, 12 years my senior, but young at heart.
Seems like there is quite a number of Freepers from that area. I have been surprised at the amount of my school friends that are conservatives. I went to Santa Fe High, but got married in my senior year and finished at Whittier.
I went to Bishop Amat Memorial in La Puente. All my friends went to
Puente HS, which was about a quarter mile from my house, but NO! I
had to go to Catholic school.
I also got pressured by the nuns into going to Immaculate Heart College
That was a mistake.
I married Hubby when I was 32. Coming up on 35 short, happy years.
Hubby 1.0 didn’t work out. We were married for one year when I was 19-20.
He was a rock musician and couldn’t resist his groupies.