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Cougar Sightings
Posted on Jun 17th, 2018

UPDATE 7/24/18:
Matt Blankenship, Wildlife Conflict Specialist and Sergeant Brian Fairbanks from Washington State Fish and Wildlife spoke at the Saturday Board Meeting (7/21) about Cougar sightings and what to do.
 
Some  Points that they made:
  • They believe there is only one Cougar on the island, and that the entire island is its territory.  The cougar can cover the entire territory in 1-2 days.
     
  • The cougar could remain on the island for several months ... it's hard to guess.
     
  • As long as the cougar is acting in a normal manner, the authorities will  not attempt to catch or move it off the island.
     
  • Cougars almost never attack humans; their prey is deer and other mammals.
  • IF YOU SEE THE COUGAR(S)
Please report the sighting to Washington State Fish and Wildlife
Dangerous Wildlife Complaints
1-877-933-9847
 
UPDATE 7/12/18: Over the past month there have been several sightings of a Cougar further south on the Island, including one yesterday.
 
Original News Item posted on 6/17:
 
There has been a juvenile Cougar sighted earlier this week on a residents deck.
Patrol contacted Washington State Fish and Wildlife and they stated to alert the community with some basic facts about living with Cougars.
 
IF YOU SEE THE COUGAR(S)
Please report the sighting to Washington State Fish and Wildlife
Dangerous Wildlife Complaints
1-877-933-9847
 
Click on the links below for further information.
 
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