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Cougar Kills Small Dog in Cle Elum

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CLE ELUM, Wash. - The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department says a cougar grabbed a small dog and took off Wednesday night in Cle Elum.   

Kittitas County sheriff's deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers responded but were unable to find the cougar. Fish and Wildlife says if officers find the cougar, they'll have to kill it because it killed a pet.  

Department leaders say the cougar may be a female with cubs that a trail camera spotted recently east of town.