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Cougar euthanized near Gleed

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Department of Fish and Wildlife had to euthanize a cougar that was hanging around near Gleed.  

People living in the area noticed the cougar around live stock and that led to concerns of child safety, so wildlife officers killed the big cat. There have been several cougar sightings this season but, Fish and Wildlife crews are usually able to send the cats back to less populated areas. 

If you see a cougar near cities or livestock contact Fish and Wildlife.