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Cougar sightings, calf killing raise hackles


October 17, 2018

THIS IS THE LOCATION, around the fence, where a calf was killed by a cougar last week. Holley School is visible through the trees.

Sweet Home police posted warnings Friday, Oct. 12, regarding cougar sightings north of Main Street between 9th and 18th avenues.

"We've had several sightings on the north side of Main Street between the railroad tracks and Tamarack Street," said Community Services Officer Gina Riley. The area police are targeting also extends between 9th and 18th avenues.

Police posted notices on telephone poles urging anyone seeing a cougar to immediately call the police at (541) 367-5181.

Two callers reported seeing cougars, Riley said. One saw a cougar, and the second saw a cougar with two cubs in the...

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