SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An 8-year-old Yorkshire Terrier was carried away from its owner’s porch in Oregon by an animal believed to be a young cougar.

The Statesman Journal reports that Mark Jensen says he watched a large cat carry away his dog, Bub, at his house near Sublimity early Wednesday morning.

He told Marion County Sheriff’s deputies that the animal cornered the Yorkie on the porch before carrying it away.

Jensen describes the cat as weighing between 35 and 50 pounds with brown and white markings.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State Police are determining the appropriate response.


Information from: Statesman Journal,