Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - The Paulding County Sheriff has received information that large cat has been seen running north of the intersection of Road 151 and 108 on the east side of the road located in Brown Township.

The animal was described as forty to fifty pounds- approximately knee high with a long body and the color of a bale of straw- matching the description that could be a bobcat or mountain lion.

There have been no reports of livestock being killed or property damage- but residents should pay attention while outside- especially when small children are playing outside.

The game warden has been notified and is involved with the investigation- and says that if you see the animal not to take action but to call the sheriff’s office at 419-399-3791.