POSTED: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 4:40pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:03pm
TYLER - Here's a Memorial Day warning for you that you may not expect: beware of mountain lions.
A Tyler man says he saw a mountain lion at Faulkner Park in Tyler.
Nevada Thomason says he spotted it while on the new nature trail at the park.
He says it didn't get too close to him, but it ran with him for awhile.
Mr. Thomason says there's no doubt it was a mountain lion because it was about two hundred pounds with a thick, long tail.
Although he's an avid outdoorsman and hunter, Mr. Thomason says seeing a mountain lion in the city, gave him quite a shock.
Thomason says he called game wardens, and they said there had been another sighting of a mountain lion not far from there about a week before.