Officials: Photos confirm wandering cougar still in Wisconsin

By Ben Hooper
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March 1 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Wisconsin said a big cat caught on camera is likely the same cougar seen peering through a resident's window earlier this month.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tweeted photos captured by landowners Friday near Menomonee Falls.


The DNR said wildlife biologists examined the photos and confirmed they show a cougar.

Officials said the mountain lion is likely the same animal seen in security camera footage looking in through the window of a Brookfield home earlier this month.

"I am a little bit surprised. I was really expecting this animal to move on," DNR wildlife biologist Dianne Robinson told WITI-TV.

Cougar sightings were previously reported in Washington and Fond du Lac counties.

Robinson said it would be "extremely unlikely" for the sightings to stem from multiple cougars.

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