8/27/2019 Cougar Update
No new sightings have been reported. The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) has received a handful of calls from residents reporting to have heard noises around Pioneer Park and the south end of the Island. MIPD has responded to, and consulted the experts from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on every call. After searching the area around the location of the calls and consulting with WDFW, officers were unable to find evidence of the cougar in the area.
WDFW Experts Presenting at September 3 Council Meeting
On Tuesday, September 3, WDFW Captain Alan Myers along with another wildlife expert will speak to the City Council about their response to the cougar sightings on Mercer Island. They will present during a Special Study Session scheduled for 6.45pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. The City will broadcast the Council Meeting live via the City’s YouTube channel as well as on MI-TV Channel 21. The video will also be available to watch after the meeting.