BEND, OR -- A neighbor near NE 8th and Hawthorne interrupted a cougar attacking a deer, Sunday. The person reported seeing the cougar at about 9 a.m. and said they scared the big cat away. The deer survived and the cougar took off into Pilot Butte Cemetery.
Bend Police only received one report but say people should be cautious in the area, especially with kids returning to school Monday. They ask that you call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 if you see a cougar in your neighborhood.