BREAKING NEWS Man charged in death of Eagle Point toddler Full Story

Cougar sighting in Ashland

cougar sighting in Ashland

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 6:53 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 6:53 PM

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
Medford
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 87°
Brookings
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 74°
Crater Lake
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 80°
Grants Pass
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 82°
Klamath Falls
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 80°
Sunny & Seasonal Weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Saturday, August 17 morning weather

Image

Mt. Shasta Hiker Shares Experience

Image

Siskiyou Peaks Trail

Image

Mt Shasta Hiker Survives

Image

Friday, August 16th Evening Weather

Image

Golf Tip of the Week: Eagle Point Golf Club

Image

employees jump into rescue

Image

Friday, August 16 afternoon weather

Image

Food vendors serve Josephine County Fair for years

Image

Fundraiser for Paralyzed Veterans of America