Sunday, 30 January 2011

Wisconsin DNR says animal sighted not a cougar

Associated Press

The state Department of Natural Resources says there is no evidence that an animal sighted in southern Wisconsin last week was a cougar.

DNR Warden Ryan Ellifson says the possible sighting happened last Thursday about 7:30 a.m. in the town of Koshkonong. The animal was seen about 200 to 300 yards away, toward the center of a field.

A motorist — who usually looks for deer — saw something that "did not look like a deer."

A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy went to the scene, but by the time he arrived, there was nothing to see.

The DNR warden who investigated tells the Daily Jefferson County Union that he found "nothing that looked like it could be a cougar or even cat-like." He says it could have been a coyote.

http://www.twincities.com/outdoors/ci_17216492?nclick_check=1

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