NORWALK (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of Norwalk has increased patrols in the neighborhood, hoping to figure out if there is, indeed, a mountain lion roaming the streets.
Experts were stumped when video emerged of an animal that appeared to be a mountain lion walking through an urban neighborhood in Norwalk.
Newly released and enhanced video of the animal is still ultimately inconclusive, but more people are saying the animal resembles either a house cat or a dog.
The video footage dated July 29, which captured images of the animal in front of a home in the 11000 block of Tina Street near Orr & Day Road, was sent to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Norwalk is about 8 miles southwest of the Turnbull Canyon mountain bike trail in Hacienda Heights, which has had some reports of mountain lion sightings in recent years.
Officers on the increased patrols are looking to trap the animal, if possible, in order to solve the mystery, once and for all.