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Biologist: cougar killed goats in Eugene, Ore.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon wildlife biologist says a cougar was responsible for killing two goats and some chickens over three consecutive nights at a home near an 80-acre park in south Eugene.

The Register-Guard reports that Oregon Fish & Wildlife biologist Brian Wolfer said Monday that tracks found in two pastures near the home confirm a cougar was responsible. Wolfer thinks it was probably a young adult.

Wildlife officers set a trap in hopes of capturing the cougar.

He cautioned users of nearby Hendricks Park to keep pets on a leash.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, www.registerguard.com

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