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Dangerous Wildlife Incident Reports


SPECIES
Cougar
 
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
RP CALLED TO REPORT THAT TWO OF HIS GOATS HAD BEEN INJURED AND TWO HAD GONE MISSING IN THE PAST TWO DAYS. TWO FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICERS AND TWO HOUND HANDLERS RESPONDED TO INVESTIGATE. THE RP STATED THAT HE HEARD A DISTURBANCE IN HIS YARD AND OBSERVED A COUGAR DRAGGING ONE OF HIS GOATS AWAY. HE SHOT AT THE COUGAR AND IT LET THE GOAT GO AND RAN AWAY. THIS GOAT HAD PUNCTURE WOUNDS TO ITS THROAT AND HIND QUARTERS. THE SECOND INJURED GOAT WAS BLEEDING FROM ITS NOSE. THE RP STATED THAT TWO OF HIS YOUNG GOATS HAD GONE MISSING IN THE PAST TWO DAYS AND HIS NEIGHBOR'S TRAIL CAMERA HAD CAUGHT PHOTOS OF TWO DIFFERENT COUGARS RECENTLY. HOUNDS WERE RELEASED AND TREED A COUGAR LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE FROM THE RESIDENCE. THE COUGAR WAS DETERMINED TO BE THE DEPREDATING ANIMAL AND EUTHANIZED.
 
REPORT INFORMATION
Date/Time of Incident: May 14, 2014 @ 19:00
Date of Report: May 14, 2014
Location: 200 block of Chiliwist Rd
City: Malott
County: Okanogan
Game Management Unit: 239