8/13/2019 Cougar Sighting Update

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Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) have received a handful of calls about additional cougar sightings over the past week. The latest sighting occurred at 11:00pm last night in the 7600 block of West Mercer Way on south end of the Island.

If you see the animal, immediately call 9-1-1. MIPD officers will respond to the location as well as contact Fish and Wildlife.

Officers will investigate the report and make a determination with DFW what resources to utilize to address the situation. If the cougar is located, all attempts will be made to tranquilize and relocate it to a more suitable habitat.

As a reminder, cougars are most active from dusk to dawn. If you see it, at any time of day, call 9-1-1. For more information see WDFW’s cougar brochure https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2019-03/Cougar%20Brochure.pdf

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