Cougar Information

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On Monday, August 5, 2019, the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) was alerted to a cougar prowling overnight in the vicinity of Pioneer Park, and it was observed clearly on security camera footage at approximately 6400 East Mercer Way before dawn.

This page was created to share the latest information and sightings with the community.

The City works closely with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on wildlife management issues. WDFW officers are trained and experienced subject matter experts.

To report a cougar sighting, call WDFW at (425) 775-1311.


On Monday, August 5, 2019, the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) was alerted to a cougar prowling overnight in the vicinity of Pioneer Park, and it was observed clearly on security camera footage at approximately 6400 East Mercer Way before dawn.

This page was created to share the latest information and sightings with the community.

The City works closely with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on wildlife management issues. WDFW officers are trained and experienced subject matter experts.

To report a cougar sighting, call WDFW at (425) 775-1311.


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