Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Find     
Site Image
News
Three Cougar Sightings Reported in Keno-area southwest of Klamath Falls
08/26/2009
Sergeant Robert Fenner
Oregon State Police - Klamath Falls
(541) 883-5713 ext. 226

Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) have received information of three cougar sightings during the last three days in a Keno area neighborhood southwest of Klamath Falls. A link to the ODFW website with information about cougars and what to do if you encounter one is provided at the end of this release.
 
The first confirmed sighting of a cougar was on August 24, 2009 near 10740 Misty Mountain Drive in Keno. A resident reported seeing drag marks in the area and OSP troopers later found a deer carcass. The next day, August 25th, the same resident saw the cougar as it appeared to be preparing to attack her dog. The cougar retreated and fled when the resident tried to scare it away. Another area resident reported seeing a cougar in the same general area today.
 
Anyone seeing or encountering a cougar is asked to contact a local ODFW or OSP office.
 
More information regarding cougars and what to do if you encounter one is available on the ODFW website at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/living-with-cougars.asp.