This sighting occurred in the northern end of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, several blocks from the Milwaukee River corridor. On a quiet street, wher other wild animals have been observed in the past. I wont swear that what I saw was a mountain lion, but nothing else comes close to what I observed fits no other
It was dusk. I was coming back up Fratney Street between two fenced in areas on either side of the street on a bike. One area is at least a city block wide and overgrown with tall weeds, flowering plants and shrubs. The sighting was from about fifty to sixty yards directly in front of me.
I saw what can only be described as a huge grayish-brown cat move swiftly across the street. It was larger than a a large dog, its tail arced and long and slightly thicker at the end. It had something white in its mouth. I stopped immediately to try to determine what it was I was seeing. Fox, coyote, dog, but nothing fit except large cat.
It went under the fence. I looked at the spot when I got there and there was a gap in the fence with a well worn animal path leading away from it. I have wondered about what I saw ever since. It simply didn’t belong where I saw it.