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Talent Police Respond to Cougar Sighting in Town

A resident of Talent said that their dog chased a cougar away near the Bear Creek Greenway.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 10:03 AM
Updated: Nov 5, 2018 10:09 AM

TALENT, Ore. — Reported cougar sightings that have been rampant in Ashland over the last several weeks have spread to nearby Talent, according to a statement from the Talent Police Department (TPD).

Just after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night, a resident of Talent reported that they had seen a cougar within the city limits — near the Oak Valley subdivision and the Bear Creek Greenway. According to the resident, their dog was able to chase the cougar down into a nearby ravine.

When a TPD officer responded to the scene they were unable to find the cougar.

"The Talent Police Department is asking citizens to be aware and to contact dispatch if the cougar is sighted again inside the city limits," said TPD. Dispatch for TPD can be contacted at 541-776-7206.

For information about what you can do if you encounter a cougar, visit our article here.

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