Report of “large cat” sighting in parts of Lexington County being investigated

Lexington County Animal Services and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Those agencies are investigating several reports of large cat sightings. (File photo SC DNR)

There have been reported sightings in the Horses Neck area of Lexington County near the Calhoun County line. All reports are being investigated. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said that the sightings were in the 400 block of Valley Ridge Road.

It has not been confirmed that any big cats are loose or that anyone in the area currently owns big cats. However, if you see something, please call 9-1-1.