DNR: Bemidji cougar's origin still unknown
PARK RAPIDS -- DNA testing continues on a young male cougar killed by a car Sept. 18 in Bemidji, but early indications may be that a stranger was in our midst.
"The DNA did not match any other cougar in the database so all that tells us is it's not a cougar somebody else already detected as part of a study," said DNR furbearer specialist John Erb. The cat was taken to the forest wildlife research station in Grand Rapids.
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