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More Big Cat Sightings In Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- There have been two more big cat sightings in Greenwich, but state environmental officials say there's no evidence to back them up.

For more than a week, there have been mountain lion sightings in and around Greenwich, even though the eastern mountain lion has been declared officially extinct.

On Wednesday, officials say a woman walking her dog reported seeing a big cat being chased by two dogs in northwest Greenwich.

An employee of Fairview Golf Course later said he saw a mountain lion on a stone wall.

Dennis Schain, a spokesman for state Department of Environmental Protection, says there was no evidence found at either site.

The DEP maintains that a mountain lion killed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford Saturday was the same mountain lion photographed in Greenwich earlier this month.

They believe it was being kept illegally and either escaped or was released.

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