Cougar caught on camera in western Wis.
DOWNSVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A cougar has been caught on camera in western Wisconsin and it’s unclear if it’s the same one seen in the Twin Cities area this month.
A trail camera captured a photo of the big cat Saturday night southwest of Downsville, Wis. in Dunn County.
Jess Carstens, wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says the cougar likely killed a buck fawn, whose carcass was found Monday about 100 yards from where the photo was taken.
The cougar returned for leftovers since fresh tracks were observed Tuesday.
DNR wildlife biologist Harvey Halvorson says it’s unclear whether the Wisconsin cougar is the same one seen in Stillwater, Minn. Dec. 11. Officials have said recent cougar tracks in Minnesota and Wisconsin appear to be similar in size.