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Cougar Sighting in La Pine, Oregon
Date: 9/17/14 at 5:00 a.m.
Location: State Recreation Road, near the Little Deschutes River
BY: Lt. Chad Davis
On 9/16/14 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a passing motorist saw a cougar carrying a deer carcass across State Recreation Road, near the Little Deschutes River. The cougar was last seen traveling southbound from State Recreation Road. An area check was completed and the cougar was not located.
Residents and people recreating near the Little Deschutes River area should be aware of the sighting. The Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to report all cougar sightings and to remain at a safe distance during a sighting.
You can go to the website address listed below for safety tips and information about cougars from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: