DNR wildlife manager talks cougars | Detroit Lakes Online

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Though this female cougar was killed by a car earlier this month near Bemidji, sightings of the large cats are relatively uncommon in Minnesota. The officer pictured is a Beltrami County sheriff's deputy.

DNR wildlife manager talks cougars

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Cougars (sometimes referred to as "mountain lions" or "puma") were found throughout most of Minnesota prior to European settlement, though never in large numbers.


Today they are rarely seen in Minnesota, but do occasionally appear.

Like most wild animals, cougars will typically avoid any interaction with humans, and an attack on a human would be highly unlikely.

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