Mountain lion sightings spook Middle Tennessee residents

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Residents in Middle Tennessee have reported multiple sightings of mountain lions recently, CBS affiliate WTVF said.

Middle Tennesseans are on edge, and another big cat was caught on camera.

Eric Flitcroft told WTVF he owns about 70 acres of land on the edge of Macon and Sumner counties. He said one of his friends uses some of the land to hunt and has a trail camera in the woods that is motion activated.

Flitcroft says he was looking through some images on the camera when he spotted what wildlife officials believe is a mountain lion.

"What made me pretty sure that's what it was, is the posture. The way it was standing there stalking something, it was more than just a wildcat or domesticated animal," Flitcroft says.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency told WTVF that it's not uncommon for mountain lions to pass through there. However, they don't know for sure whether the big cats are now calling Tennessee home.

"I'm going to be more careful going out at night or avoid going out at night if I don't have to," Flitcroft says.