ODFW and Bend PD Search for Cougar, Now Deemed a Public Safety Threat

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is working with Bend Police to track down and kill a cougar that has been deemed a threat to the community. Police have received several reports of a cougar spotted in the Deschutes River Canyon and a deer was found killed in a nearby subdivision.

Due to its aggressive behavior and proximity to populated areas the cougar has been deemed a public safety risk, but not everyone is on board with the plan to kill the animal.

Central Oregon Daily’s Samantha O’Connor has more.

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