Cougar killed in Ashland due to ‘human safety concerns’

This Ashland Police Department shot and killed a cougar within city limits this morning. According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the cougar displayed no fear of humans. “Police responded to a resident’s call reporting a friend had gone outside the home and encountered a cougar in the garbage cans at the residence,” the press release noted. “The cougar did not run off, a normal behavior if cougars encounter people.

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