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Cougars Still Hanging Around West Port Angeles

August 8th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Port Angeles – Cougar sightings continue on the west side of Port Angeles.

Two weeks ago a person reported a cougar in the 1100 block of West 9th Street in Port Angeles. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified and responded to the scene of that sighting, but no sign of the animal were located.

This week, there were additional cougar sightings near Fairchild Airport in Port Angeles. Sergeant Kit Rosenberger with the State Department of Fish and Wildlife spoke with us about these recent sightings.

Rosenberger said that if they are successful in locating a cougar that frequents an area occupied by humans, they will capture and relocate the animal.

The sightings so far have reported just a single animal on the prowl. One person reported some chickens as taken, but its unknown if the cougar that was sighted, was responsible for those missing fowl.

Sightings should be called into 9-1-1 as soon as possible with specific details on the animal's location and direction of travel.

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