WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a deer carcass found this week near the entrance to Fort Stevens State Park was confirmed to be a cougar kill.
Warrenton Police Chief Matt Workman said the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the deer was killed by a cougar after rangers reported the kill.
Officials are keeping the public informed, because the area is close to residential neighborhoods.
The Daily Astorian reports Warrenton police receive several reports per year of cougar sightings—often from the park area.
The state tracks cougar activity and decides whether to take any action.
Last week, state wildlife officials killed a cougar in Bend after tranquilizing and removed it from a tree. Officials said they killed the animal because it was found in a dense city neighborhood.