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UPDATE: Park Reopens After Report Of ‘Large Feline’

Police are looking into the report.

UPDATED: 1:01 p.m., Wednesday:

Solebury Township police released video of the “large feline” that was spotted at Aquetong Spring Park.

“The ‘large feline’ appears in several video clips and is about 20″ in height from ground to top of back with black hair. We are looking to see if anyone in the area is missing a large black domesticated cat, if so please contact us,” police said in a statement.

The park reopened in the afternoon hours.

Original Story:

Aquetong Spring Park was put into an unexpected closure following a report of a “large feline” prowling its trails.

The Solebury Township Police Department responded on Wednesday to a call from a concerned citizen who reported seeing the large animal roaming the park.

In response to the sighting, the park will remain closed until further notice as a precautionary measure, police said Wednesday morning.

The closed park on Thursday.
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Officials were in communication with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to address the situation.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Residents and visitors have been asked to stay clear of the park.

Anyone who spots the large feline near the park should maintain a safe distance and immediately contact the police department at 215-328-8511 or dial 9-1-1.

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