Parents Warned of 2nd Possible Cougar Sighting

By Michelle Wayland
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:13 AM PDT
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A Poway resident thought they had spotted a cougar Tuesday afternoon, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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Parents with children at two Poway schools were sent a warning on Wednesday after reports of a second cougar sighting, according to the Poway Unified School District.

A parent reported seeing the mountain lion near Chaparral Elementary School and Painted Rock Elementary School, according to the school district.

“In an abundance of caution, and due to the heat today, we have kept students off of the playground for the remainder of the day,” the statement read. “We will employ extra supervision at dismissal.”

The Department of Fish and Game is investigating.

The warning came one day after a similar sighting in the same area. The Department of Fish and Game did not find any evidence of a cougar and that search was eventually called off.

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