Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 01/6/07
MATAWAN — A mountain lion was spotted by police in a borough park Friday, prompting officials to urge the public to be alert but not to panic.
"I do believe they are more afraid of us than we are of them, but I would caution the residents in the area," Borough Councilman Paul Buccellato said.
The animal was observed in Gravely Brook Park, he said.
Police, along with state wildlife personnel, tried to find the mountain lion but were unsuccessful. Mountain lions are also known as cougars.