More possible evidence of a cougar near Red Mountain
BENTON CITY, Wash.-- Nothing has been confirmed, but neighbors living near Red Mountain are convinced there's a cougar hanging around. Last week, we reported on a woman in Benton City who says she came within fifty yards of a wildcat.
Now her neighbors Kandy and Blaine Jones say they have tracks as proof, they've kept them preserved out behind their house.
We emailed the pictures to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and they say they most likely are dog tracks not cougar tracks.
Officials say because the prints have points at the top, they're probably from a large dog because cougars have retractable claws.
But some prints don't have such distinct points. The Sheriff's Office has investigated before and didn't find anything.