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Dangerous Wildlife Incident Reports


SPECIES
Cougar
 
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
RP HEARD HIS DOG BARKING AND WHINING AND SAW THAT A COUGAR WAS ATTACKING IT. RP SHOT AT THE COUGAR SEVERAL TIMES UNTIL THE COUGAR RAN OFF. RP WAS UNSURE IF HE SHOT THE COUGAR. THE DOG HAD LARGE LACERATIONS ON ITS HEAD AND JAW. A HOUNDSMAN AND TWO WDFW OFFICERS RESPONDED LATER THAT MORNING AND ATTEMPTED TO TRACK THE COUGAR WITH HOUNDS BUT WERE UNABLE TO LOCATE IT OR PICK UP A SCENT. RP WAS ADVISED TO CONTACT WDFW IF THE COUGAR RETURNS. A COUGAR WAS SEEN AT A PROPERTY ABOUT 200 YARDS AWAY TWO DAYS LATER. THE COUGAR WAS HEADING TOWARD THE PROPERTY OWNER'S CHICKEN COOP AND DOG KENNEL. THE PROPERTY OWNER SHOT AT THE COUGAR AND IT RAN AWAY AND HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE.
 
REPORT INFORMATION
Date/Time of Incident: January 14, 2014 @ 04:00
Date of Report: January 14, 2014
Location: 7000 block of SR 410
City: Naches
County: Yakima
Game Management Unit: 342