Second Twin Cities suburban cougar sighting in two days


Yesterday we told you about the two Champlin cops who caught a cougar on tape as they were coming off the night shift on Saturday. That's about 30 miles from downtown St. Paul.

Now, if a witness's eyes are right, there's been another sighting in a Twin Cities suburb, this time in Vadnais Heights, near the Interstate 35E/694 junction. That's about 10 miles from downtown St. Paul.

Ramsey County sheriff's office spokeswoman Holli Drinkwine told the Pioneer Press that a homeowner saw the big cat and alerted authorities, but added that no deputies saw the animal themselves. Residents in the neighborhood were told to keep an eye out by way of a cell phone text alert system.