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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cougar caught on video roaming through Prescott

A surveillance camera reportedly caught on video a cougar prowling the outskirts of Prescott.

An entry into the Prescott Police Report from July 18-31 stated that on July 26 at 9:33 p.m. a residence of Locust St. had contacted the Police Department and showed them video footage from his system cam of what the report stated was a "very-large cat animal". The information was forwarded to the Wisconsin DNR.,

Prescott Police Chief Gary Krutke stated in a Prescott PD Facebook page posting that the public was not in any danger.

"Please remember that we are a river town, and cougars travel among the terrain provided along our town," Krutke write. "This animal, even if it is in fact a cougar, is part of nature and we have no reason to intervene with its travel path. We do not believe there is a danger to anyone at this point. We appreciate and welcome concerns, but felt no need to put any sort of advisory out."

Krutke stated the department has had no further reports of any damage, or kill or nusiance complaints since the initial reporting. He stated that any or all concerns, questions or future sightings be refered to the DNR.

Persons can view the video in question on the Prescott Journal's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/prescott.journal/


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