Enforcement officers in the process of responding
to and immobilizing problem black bear and cougar
This bear was a 1 1/2 year old male black
bear who was rummaging through garbage
cans for food in late December, 1999.
He was captured in the culvert trap 3
blocks from downtown Issaquah, Washington.
Officers Macrae and Overly transported
the bear to the Cascade Mountains where
they constructed a makeshift den for him
prior to his release.
Officer Chandler darting black bear
with tranquilizer as WDFW veterinarian
Doctor Briggs Hall looks on.
Officer Chandler and Dr. Hall attach
numbered ID tag to bear's ear.
This 124 pound, 1 1/2 year old male
cougar was captured in Kent, Washington
in a heavily populated neighborhood. The
cougar had been treed in a western cedar
by the property owners dog. The cougar
was tranquilized, ear tagged, radio collared
and relocated to an undisclosed location
in the Cascade Mountain range.
Same cougar in trap. Notice his ear position...
This means watch out!
The cougar's future locations will be
monitored and recorded. He will most likely
encounter one or more adult male cougar
who will fight to defend and keep their
Sometimes we use hounds to track the cougar
and bear for relocation.....these are
2 of the best!
Fish & Wildlife Officer with an immobilized cougar.