The Ashland Police Department is advising the community to be on high alert.
In the past 48 hours, police have been notified of two alleged sightings of a mountain lion or cougar type species.
The sightings have been in the areas of Eloise Street on the west side of Ashland and on the Forest Avenue area of South Ashland.
No confirmations have been made by police or animal control officers at this time.
Police are urging caution. They said do not approach the animal and call 911 immediately.