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Aug-27-2009 01:47printcomments

Three Cougar Sightings Reported in Klamath Falls Neighborhood

The sightings were in the Keno-area, southwest of ‏town.

Cougar
Cougar photo courtesy: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

(KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.) - Oregon state officials have received information of three cougar sightings during the last three days in a Keno area neighborhood southwest of Klamath Falls.

Sergeant Robert Fenner with Oregon State Police, says investigators confirmed the first reported sighting of a cougar on August 24th 2009, near 10740 Misty Mountain Drive in Keno.

"A resident reported seeing drag marks in the area and OSP troopers later found a deer carcass."

He says the next day, August 25th, the same resident saw the cougar as it appeared to be preparing to attack her dog.

In that case Fenner says, "The cougar retreated and fled when the resident tried to scare it away. Another area resident reported seeing a cougar in the same general area today."

Anyone seeing or encountering a cougar is asked to contact a local ODFW or OSP office.

More information regarding cougars and what to do if you encounter one is available on the ODFW website at: dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/living-with-cougars.asp

There are many reasons to get more familiar with cougars if you believe you live in an area that they also populate. Below is an example of the similarities and differences between cougar and dog tracks.




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