BEND, OR -- Bend Police warn that a deer found dead on Awbrey Butte may have been killed by a cougar; although, they stress that could not be confirmed.
The carcass was found Sunday in a driveway on Northwest McCready Drive, but it had been dragged away by another animal by the time officers arrived. They couldn't determine whether the deer was killed by a cougar, coyote or some other predator.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff searched the area Monday and found a possible cougar track, 300 yards from the driveway, along with a partial bone fragment. ODFW suggests anyone with concerns about cougars in the area visit their website.