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By DAN MUCKELBAUER And KATHERINE MICHALETS Post and Conley Media Staff MILWAUKEE — The big cat that's been reported on the loose in Milwaukee and drawing world- wide attention could very well be an exotic pet. "It could be a captive mountain lion," said Karen Sparapani, exec- utive director of the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, which has been working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department. For more than a week, resi- dents on the North Side have been reporting seeing a large "lion- like" creature. A video purported to be of the animal was even shot and a Milwaukee Police Depart- ment officer and a Department of Natural Resources warden more recently said they both observed what appeared to be a large cat. Milwaukee police continued to receive calls this week about a large, wild cat, investigating each one, the Police Department said. As of Wednesday early afternoon, the animal continued to elude authorities. "It remains a possibility that the cat is an escaped exotic pet and, with all of the media attention, the owner is reluctant MARK BELLING Marking a legislative report card for 2015 Page 8 Who makes the grade and who doesn't? STATE FAIR IS COMING UP FAST – PAGE 14 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Pondering the Packers, Bo Ryan and nine-hole golf Page 11 I believe ... is anyone else with me? Experts: Big cat could be formerly captive See BIG CAT on Page 10 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER JULY 31, 2015 Large cat seen multiple times eludes capture DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit www.gmtoday.com • When hippos are upset their sweat turns red. • According to research, people who grew up in a working-class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher-class background. – Source: Hookedonfacts.com Photo courtesy Michigan Wildlife Conservancy This image shows a wild cougar taken by a remote camera June 1, 2012, on private property in southern Marquette County, Mich. 414-615-7356 Remodel Move-In Special! Receive half off of your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th month's rent and a deposit of only $1,000 down! When you move in by March 31, 2014 7 Levels of Care ALL UNDER ONE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY MEADOWMERE WEST ALLIS • MITCHELL MANOR "REMEMBERING THE PAST, LIVING THE PRESENT, PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE" Meadowmere makes it easy to plan for changing needs. We're also perfect for couples with different needs who want to enjoy life together. ADULT DAY PROGRAMS: Offering nutritious, flavorful lunches, inspiring activities and care more than 10 hours a day. SHORT STAYS: Let us take care of Mom or Dad while you're away. ASSISTED LIVING: Beautiful apartment homes surrounded by friends. COMMUNITY BASED RESIDENCE MITCHELL MANOR: Enhanced Assisted Living. SKILLED NURSING: For residents with complex health challenges. REHAB TO HOME: State of the art rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery, illness or injury. MEMORY CARE: Featuring our award-winning Bridge to Rediscovery™ program. Join us for lunch, a personal tour and let us answer your questions. Hurry, these apartments are going fast! Restrictions may apply. 245240117 on a select number of apartments, only for a limited amount of time Up to 20% OFF Zimmermann's Service 360 E. Howard Ave. 414 -744-9868 245240118 FREE AC CHECK most cars With coupon. Expires 8/14/15.