10/1/2019 Cougar Update

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Late this morning (10:50am), MIPD received a call about a possible cougar sighting just south of Ellis Pond near 89th Ave SE and SE 47 St.

The reporting party, who was walking their dog, stated that the animal was approximately 20 yards away, sunning itself near trail bollards, and then walked east into a neighboring yard. The animal was thought to be the size of a large dog - about 50 lbs, brownish in color, with a 2-foot long fluffy tail and pointed ears.

When the officer met the reporting party onsite, there was some uncertainty as to whether the animal seen was a cougar or another dog.

MIPD thoroughly checked the area around the potential sighting and found no other substantiating evidence. All information was forwarded to WDFW.

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