ANN ARBOR (AP) – A report of a possible cougar sighting at the University of Michigan caused a bit of a stir at the home of the Wolverines.

The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety issued an alert Thursday after a report of a suspicious animal on North Campus in Ann Arbor.

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Campus police and housing security officials searched the area but didn’t find the animal, which was described as a “possible cougar.” The department urged area residents to call police if they spotted the animal. Authorities say they didn’t find any potential cougar tracks during their search.

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The last known wild cougar in Michigan was killed in 1906, but there have been several verified sightings in the Upper Peninsula in recent years.

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