Cougar Photographed In Morgan County
This March 4, 2009 file photo, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, shows a cougar in a tree west of Spooner, Wis. In a separate incident, only the fourth confirmed cougar sighting in well over a century was reported downstate this week. (AP Photo/ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, File)
The State Journal-Register:
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed Monday that a trail camera photo snapped in Morgan County is indeed that of a cougar.
The photo marks only the fourth confirmed Illinois sighting of a cougar – also known as a mountain lion, panther, puma or catamount – since the cats were driven from Illinois in the 1870s.
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Filed by Joseph Erbentraut