WINCHESTER (CBS) – An animal that was believed to be mountain lion was spotted in Winchester earlier this week, police said.

A resident reported seeing a mountain lion on Tuesday in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street.

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According to Winchester police, responding Massachusetts Environmental Police officers took photos of the animal’s paw print for analysis.

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Their initial belief was that the tracks looked like those of a mountain lion.

Officials are waiting to hear back from Mass Wildlife for verification.

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