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Suspected cougar sighting in Oregon prompts concern

An Oregon elementary school moved all student activities inside after a reported cougar sighting.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 12:50 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 11:13 AM

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon elementary school moved all student activities inside after a reported cougar sighting.

The Daily Astorian reports staff at Seaside Heights Elementary School earlier this week escorted students home after a neighbor informed Principal John McAndrews of a cougar in the neighborhood.

Seaside police, Clatsop County and Oregon State Police all were notified of the sighting.

The alert came after residents of a local apartment complex witnessed a fight that left a house cat dead or missing at the hands of a violent unknown predator, possibly a cougar.

The apartment complex manager says she reported the incidents to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and state police.

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