Speech to Text for Cougar sighting in Ashland
Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.
-- newswatch 12's leah thompson is live in ashland. she breaks down where the encounter happened and how the person safely got away. we found out about this from the citizen problem reporter website. this is a website that people can report recent spottings or encounters like the one ashley just mentioned. [a19]cougar sighting-skype it happened at hald strawberry park in ashland. you can see the red pawprint on your screen. that's where the person said it happened. the sighting is one of three recently posted on the website. last year there were many more sightings posted. this is a map of last november 20-18. here's the description we have about the sighting that happened on monday morning. we don't know the name of the person who posted this. it says a mother cougar approach me aggressively. the cougar's cubs climbed a tree on the trail. this is a photo the person included as well. the cougar was only 15 to 20 feet away. the person says they stood their ground, acted big and tried to calmly and firmly tell it to go away. and he or she was able to get away safely. today i spoke to an ashland resident. she checks the map we showed you about a minute ago frequently. she has a thought about why it's not being used as much this year. [a21]cougar sighting-sotvo i really think that a lot of the reason why that sights hasn't appeared might not be used as much.. maybe the noveltys worn off? the ashland police department started this website last november. it's not only used for cougar sightings, but for bears too. anyone can report a sighting on the website. [a22]cougar sighting-live coming up tonight on newswatch 12 at 6. acker and i talk about why cougar sightings still spook people here in ashland. even though it's common. live in ashland leah thompson newswatch 12. turning now to chief meteorologist matt hoffman