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Cougar sighting reported behind hospital

DAVENPORT—A caller from Lincoln Hospital twice reported seeing a cougar behind the hospital Saturday, May 28, but authorities were unable to track down and vanquish the puma.

According to police records, a hospital employee called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to say another employee saw a cougar walking around while depositing trash into hospital dumpsters.

Two deputies and one sergeant from LCSO and a trooper with National Parks Service responded to the initial call, which came at 9:52 p.m. Saturday.

Officer Christopher Dodds with NPS used night vision to try and locate the cat, but no...


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