The Odessa Record -

By Chris Person
of the Times 

North Lincoln County cougar study

New methods developed in an attempt to make cougars flee people

 

Last updated 3/5/2020 at 12:36pm

Officer Curt Wood/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A 112 pound female cougar lies tranquilized while being fitted with a tracking collar near Fort Spokane.

FORT SPOKANE – A cougar was captured, fitted with a tracking collar, and released near Fort Spokane on Thursday, February 13.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians Wildlife Biologist Bart Geroge aided by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Curt Wood and others treed and tranquilized the 112 pound female cougar.

According to Officer Wood, the cougar was "not a threat to human safety and had not been a part of any livestock attacks." Wood said he has received complaints about the presence of cougars in the Deer Meadows and Seven Bays areas. The animals are sometimes seen at night and hav...



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