ODFW says coyote, not cougar, likely attacked Portland dog

UPDATE: The Fish and Wildlife Department later examined the bite marks and determined they were likely inflicted by a coyote, which are more common in Oregon.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 1:21 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 10:19 AM

UPDATE: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a small dog attacked in Portland last week was likely bit by a coyote, not a cougar as initially reported.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, a woman reported that the dog was in her yard when a cougar attacked early Thursday. The dog suffered two puncture wounds, but survived and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Fish and Wildlife Department later examined the bite marks and determined they were likely inflicted by a coyote, which are more common in Oregon.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a cougar attacked a small dog in southeast Portland.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, a woman reported that the dog was in her yard when the cougar attacked early Thursday. The dog suffered two puncture wounds, but survived and is expected to make a full recovery.

The cougar was last seen in the street near Powell Boulevard.

Police say the yard also had pet rabbits, and that might have been a draw for the cougar.

A cougar was spotted in the same area earlier this week.

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