▶️ Cougar spotted in Deschutes River Woods

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A cougar was spotted Wednesday night in an area of the Deschutes River Woods. Sheriff’s deputies say it’s a reminder to be vigilant when outdoors and when encountering wildlife.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said a Deschutes River Woods resident reported seeing the cougar in a vacant lot on River Bend Dr. at about 7:42 p.m.

Responding deputies found the cougar near a residence, but nobody was home. A short time later, the cougar was seen leaving the residential area toward National Forest land.

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Deputies said they contacted Oregon State Police and that information is also being relayed to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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