The DNR believes this is the same 50-pound cougar seen in other parts of the state. Most recently the 1 and a half-year-old big cat was spotted in Washington County before making its way to Waukesha County, first in Brookfield and now Menomonee Falls. The DNR said this is likely a lone male.
“It makes me nervous, but we’re aware...It’s more the size than it is the presence,” said Rebecca Calvin of Menomonee Falls.
Pet owners are hoping the cougar doesn’t stick around.
Photos of a large cat recorded by landowners near Menomonee Falls Feb. 23 have been verified by WDNR biologists as a cougar. This is likely the same cougar confirmed near Brookfield earlier this month. Residents are encouraged not to approach it and keep pets inside. pic.twitter.com/7iiE5iCA0j