IOWA CITY  — Iowa City police say someone else has spotted a cougar in the area.

A police report says someone on Wednesday reported spotting a mountain lion walking in a small wooded area near a city bike path along Ralston Creek.

Police say animal control and police officers responded and searched the area, but did not find a cougar.

Earlier this month, several reports of a mountain lion forced at least two Iowa City schools to hold recess indoors.

Police are urging residents to remain alert outdoors and call police immediately if they see a cougar. Those who do come across a cougar should neither approach it, nor run from it. Instead, a person should make eye contact with the animal and try to make themselves appear larger than they are.

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