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Dangerous Wildlife Incident Reports


SPECIES
Cougar
 
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A COMPLAINT OF A GOAT REPORTEDLY KILLED BY A COUGAR. OFFICERS MET THE PROPERTY OWNER AND HER SON. INSPECTED THE GOAT CARCASS. IT WAS FOUND INSIDE A LARGE FENCED PEN WITH FOUR FOOT FENCE. FOUND WHERE THE CARCASS HAD BEEN DRUG AROUND THE PEN MULTIPLE TIMES. CARCASS HAD BEEN MOVED 25 FEET SINCE DISCOVERED THAT MORNING. LARGE SLICES/CUTS FOUND ON EAR. FRONT SHOULDER HAD BEEN EATEN WITH FRONT LEG HAD BEEN BROKEN AND RIB BONES CLEANLY SHEARED. VERY HARD AND DRY GROUND BUT ONE PARTIAL PRINT CONSISTENT WITH COUGAR WAS FOUND. GOAT WAS FRESHLY KILLED, PROBABLY IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. OWNER HAS TEMPORARILY MOVED THE REST OF HER GOATS TO A RELATIVE’S HOUSE.
 
REPORT INFORMATION
Date/Time of Incident: October 5, 2012
Date of Report: October 5, 2012
Location: 60 BLOCK OF WINDY BLUFF PL
City: White Salmon
County: Klickitat
Game Management Unit: 578