Cougar in Sheffield?
SHEFFIELD — Some Sheffield residents have reported seeing a cougar in the creek area west of Reed Street on the southwest edge of town.
According to Facebook messages, there have been several confirmed sightings of a cougar in the Sheffield area, and the Department of Natural Resources has been notified.
On Friday, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) spokesperson Scott Wright said he has heard of the cougar sighting in the Sheffield area but has not seen any photographs or other signs of a cougar. Illinois has had confirmed sightings of cougars within the state, but those sightings have not been near Bureau County, he said.
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