ODFW ends cougar capture operations: DNA extraction "highly probable" cougar killed last week killed Diana Bober


September 27, 2018

Photo Provided/Roger Fuhrman, ODFW

Doug Kitchen, ODF Assistant District Wildlife Biologist, setting up trail cameras in the are of ODFW's cougar capture operations.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is ending cougar capture operations in Zigzag because all available evidence shows the cougar killed Sept. 14 is the one responsible for the state's first fatal cougar attack.

"It is highly probable that the cougar that killed Diana is the one that we killed last week," said Derek Broman, ODFW carnivore coordinator.

The cougar killed was detected on a trail camera set right at the site where the attack occurred. Over the past week, no other cougar has been detected in the area.

Cougars are territorial. Males have larger home ranges (50-150 square miles...

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