Two Cougar Sightings in Hoquiam, Two Destroyed Earlier This Month

The cougar above was killed June 4th on Geissler Rd in Montesano, the video was compiled the following day.

The department is advising citizens of this information as a reminder we live adjacent to several natural areas in the city where wildlife may reside or regularly travel. Citizens should account for their pets and not leave food or garbage outside where it could attract wildlife, including raccoons and other scavengers.

The police department cannot take action against wildlife unless the animal poses an immediate risk and threat to public safety, but otherwise works with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to attempt to address concerns if a particular animal becomes a nuisance.