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Cougar shot within fenced backyard in Springfield


A female cougar has been shot following three days of recent neighborhood sightings in east Springfield. On July 24, at approximately 1 p.m., a resident in the area of 30th and Olympic Street called to report children at play in a swimming pool were stalked by the large adult cougar.
Several additional calls from residents in the area caused police to enlist the assistance of local tracker, Brandon Nuniz with Cascade Adventures, who used a trained bloodhound to help police tree the cat, which after nearly four . . .