BEND, OR -- A young cougar was spotted on NW O'Brien Court in Bend, Saturday at about 11:05 a.m. The neighbor who called police showed officers a video of the cougar in a yard, but police were unable to locate the big cat in a search of the area that included the nearby Central Oregon Community College campus. Bend Police provided information to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
BPD urges people to be alert to their surroundings and protect pets by keeping them on leash. Report cougar sightings to non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 or ODFW, if you believe the animal poses a threat to humans. Learn more about cougars in Oregon HERE.