Cougar spotted near Dorris Ranch in Springfield

Springfield Animal Control says several people reported seeing a cougar near Dorris Ranch.

Posted: Jun 6, 2019 10:35 AM
Updated: Jun 6, 2019 10:40 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Several people reported seeing a cougar near Dorris Ranch Wednesday morning, Springfield Animal Control said.

The sighting reportedly happened on the path between the ranch and Clearwater Park, about one mile east of Dorris Ranch.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Willamalane Park & Recreation District have been made aware of the situation.

Springfield Animal Control said precautions are being taken to warn those using the path.

Officials with ODFW said seeing cougars in the area is normal this time of year, and if you are out walking on a path in that area, you should make a lot of noise.

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