LA PINE, OR -- A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed a cougar in La Pine, over the weekend. The agency says the incident came following multiple reports of pets attacked – and in some cases killed – by the cougar in the past week.
A trapper was contacted by Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife after the first report of a dog attacked on Coyote Road. Just after midnight Saturday, a resident of Glenwood Drive reported the cougar was under their deck, which is less than a quarter mile from a daycare and about a mile from Rosland Elementary.
Deputies responded and killed the animal due to the danger it posed to the public.