- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed two cougar sightings in Langlade County.

Trail cameras captured the animal - or animals - on July 9 about six miles and 20 hours apart in the northern Wisconsin county. Landowners separately turned in the images to the DNR.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1T4gXSt ) reports the DNR verified the sightings. It’s likely the two sightings were of the same animal, but no cougar DNA was found.

DNR large carnivore specialist Dave MacFarland says the sightings are the first confirmed cougar sightings in Wisconsin this year. Last year, there were three.

A short video captured in July of a lion-like animal in Milwaukee created a buzz. Last week, a cougar was reportedly seen in Beloit. But no confirmation was made in either case.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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