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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.

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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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