Man finds possible cougar tracks in his garden in Wilmington

A Wilmington man says he has cougar tracks in his garden.

WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.

Fred Neutz says he went into his tomato garden Wednesday at Kimberly Court in Mitchell Estates morning and found 13 large tracks that he thinks are unmistakably cougar tracks.

"So I look over in the garden area in which I have freshly screened dirt and all, I said 'Holy moley!'" he said.

The tracks are 3 and a half inches long and three and a half inches wide with claw marks at the toes. Nuetz says he's sure it's a big cat.

"I thought, 'That's not a deer,' because I have deer tracks all the time going through my muddy garden," he said.

Neutz says he's going to set up a video camera and he's called the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

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