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By Victoria Stephens
The Chronicle 

Experts: These days, cougars commonly seen in wild like deer, elk


September 26, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – The Dorris Ranch cougar sighting in the late morning on Sept. 17 caused a bit of a clamor to locals in the area, but overall, experts say their presence has become all too common.

“We’ve constantly gotten reports of (cougar sightings) over the last half-decade, or maybe even longer,” Christopher G. Yee, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) district wildlife biologist for the Springfield office said.

In mid-July, another cougar sighting was reported between Dorris Ranch and Clearwater Park, Kenny Weigandt, program manager and community engagement specialist for W...

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