BREAKING NEWS Council votes in favor of rezoning Patrician mobile home park in Springfield Full Story

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.

Article Comments

Eugene
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 59°
Corvallis
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 60°
Roseburg
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
North Bend
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 56°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events