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July 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Cougar fatally injures a horse north of Spokane

The Associated Press DEER LAKE, Wash. — Wildlife officers are hunting a cougar that fatally attacked a horse near Deer Lake, about 30 miles north of Spokane. State Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Pam Taylor said the horse suffered severe front leg injuries Tuesday and had to be euthanized. Taylor told The Spokesman-Review a tracker with hounds was called…

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July 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Cougar found in Portland backyard euthanized

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have euthanized a cougar that was captured in the backyard of a Portland home. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials made the decision to euthanize the animal late Friday. The decision was made for public-safety reasons because the animal had become used to the city and had lost its…

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May 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Cougar trapped near Ellensburg after attacks

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — State Fish and Wildlife officers trapped a cougar Thursday north of Ellensburg that they believe has attacked farm animals and a pet dog. Capt. Rich Mann told the Daily Record newspaper the cat had to be killed because of attacks livestock. It’s believed the cougar attacked and injured a dog Wednesday and that…

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November 12, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Tuesday Memo: Gonzaga gun poll … Killed by cougar … Machinists vote looms

Gonzaga and the gun: You may have heard about the two Gonzaga University students who faced sanctions after one of them used a gun to scare off a man trying to force his way into their university-owned apartment last month. The university has a no-guns policy. The students learned by letter Sunday that they…

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November 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Animal that killed woman at sanctuary was a cougar, officials say

The Associated Press Sheriff’s officials say the animal that killed an employee this weekend at an Oregon animal sanctuary was a cougar, and an autopsy shows the woman died of multiple bite wounds. Dr. Christopher Young of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that 36-year-old Renee Radziwon of Portland had “devastating injuries in the critical…

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May 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Cougar killed in Kennewick neighborhood

The Associated Press A cougar that wandered into Kennewick was shot and killed Wednesday when it ended up in a backyard tree in a residential area. Washington Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Madonna Luers in Spokane says Sgt. Mike Jewell made the decision to kill the cat, because it would have been too risky to attempt to tranquilize…

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