Cougars continue to crawl through Yakima - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Cougars continue to crawl through Yakima

Posted: Updated:
Cougars often only come out when it's dark outside. Cougars often only come out when it's dark outside.

YAKIMA, Wash.--- There have been more cougar sightings since we reported in Friday. The last place it was seen was along Tieton and Friedline in Yakima. We have seen multiple Facebook posts from different people, some saying they saw cougar tracks in their yard and others saying they lost a beloved animal to the cougar. Fish and wildlife have yet to capture this wild feline. 

So in the meantime, you can help keep your animals safe by keeping cats and dogs in the house. If they need to be fed outside or let out to go to the bathroom, try to do it while it is still light outside. If they are left outside all night, they could be potential prey for a cougar. Keep livestock and other outdoor animals in secure pens, or look into getting a guard animal. Make sure to use garbage cans with tight fitting lids. Smaller animals, like raccoons, often serve as prey for cougars, so keeping the raccoons away means keeping the cougars away. We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates.

For more tips on precautions when it comes to cougars and other wildlife, click on the link below:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/cougars.html

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Medical call leads to drug bust, arrest in Ellensburg

    Medical call leads to drug bust, arrest in Ellensburg

    Friday, October 19 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-10-19 23:46:18 GMT
    ELLENSBURG, WA - A medical call leads police to a marijuana grow, and now one man is in jail and facing multiple charges. Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, medics were called out to a home in the 100 block of East Helena Avenue to check on an elderly woman. When they got to the home, a man refused to let them in to check on her. Medics reported the confrontation to police and when police checked it out, they found the woman inside in need of medical attention. Police also found building...More >>
    ELLENSBURG, WA - A medical call leads police to a marijuana grow, and now one man is in jail and facing multiple charges. Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, medics were called out to a home in the 100 block of East Helena Avenue to check on an elderly woman. When they got to the home, a man refused to let them in to check on her. Medics reported the confrontation to police and when police checked it out, they found the woman inside in need of medical attention. Police also found building...More >>
  • Accidental Shooting leaves 2 dead in Ellensburg

    Accidental Shooting leaves 2 dead in Ellensburg

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:53:26 GMT

    Two senior ROTC members at Central Washington University are dead after an accidental shooting and suicide.

    More >>

    Two senior ROTC members at Central Washington University are dead after an accidental shooting and suicide.

    More >>
  • Protecting your digital footprint

    Protecting your digital footprint

    Thursday, October 18 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-10-19 01:22:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>