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Cougar Trapped, Euthanized in Eugene

Cougar-PrintEUGENE, Ore. — For the second time in about a week, wildlife experts trapped a cougar near Hendricks Park. They think there could be more lurking.

The trappings came after a cougar killed several goats and chickens. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says both of the large cats were euthanized.

Wildlife experts discovered the second cougar last week. The ODFW found finding fresh cougar tracks at the location of the livestock damage.

A trail camera then revealed the presence of a third cougar. The ODFW will leave a trap set in the area for several days should the cougar return.

Wildlife experts urge hikers and residents to use caution. They say people should keep their dogs on a leash, because the cougar could still be in the area.