- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PROVIDENCE, Utah (AP) - Wildlife officials say they have removed a second young cougar spotted roaming a northern Utah neighborhood in the past six weeks.

Division of Wildlife Resource Officer Matt Burgess told The Herald-Journal (https://bit.ly/2t0Lsrm ) that the cougar was tranquilized and moved out a Providence neighborhood on Sunday night. He says just six weeks ago, his office removed another small cougar in a similar situation. Burgess is not certain whether the two were littermates.

The recently captured wild cat appeared to be skinny and not very healthy. Once in custody, Burgess says officials determined that it would not survive and decided to euthanize.

The cougar found earlier was also euthanized.


Information from: The Herald Journal, https://www.hjnews.com

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