There was a mountain lion sighting in Springfield early Wednesday morning.
According to Springfield Police Chief Doug McGee, the mountain lion was sighted early Wednesday morning at 2:00am on the south side of the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield. The mountain lion was spotted on one of the prison security cameras.
McGee has been the police chief in Springfield for nine years, and says that mountain lion spotting’s in southern Bon Homme County are not a rare occurrence.
For Springfield residents’ safety, McGee encourages awareness of your surroundings and to take caution with pets and children after dark.