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Greenwich Scat Confirmed To Be a Mountain Lion's

GREENWICH, Conn. — A testing company has confirmed that scat found on King Street in Greenwich came from a mountain lion.

The Greenwich Police Department reached out to Marcella Leone, director of the L.E.O. Zoological Conservation Society, a nonprofit preserve for rare, threatened, and endangered animals located on the Greenwich-Stamford border. A scat sample collected by Leone at the King Street sighting area was sent to Zoogen Services in California for DNA testing. The first phase of the testing has been completed and come back positive.

The state Department of Environmental Protection and Zoogen are conducting further DNA tests to determine if the King Street cat and the one killed on the Merritt Parkway in Milford are the same. The testing may take several more weeks, police said.

Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for Greenwich Police, said the police department plans to continue taking all reports of cougar sightings seriously and forward all information to the DEP.

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