DNR investigating alleged cougar spotting in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said they'll investigate a reported cougar sighting in Cooperstown. 

A woman posted a video to her Facebook page showing the animal near her property. 

The DNR said they can't confirm the sighting at this time.

Officials said they have an online reporting tool for videos and sightings like this. 

DNR officials said a cougar in the area could be confirmed through genetic or biologic evidence such as scat or blood. 

Animal prints and photos can also be used as evidence.

The photographs would be looked at by a biologist. 

NBC26 has sent the woman's footage to the DNR for confirmation. 

Officials said they would have their cougar expert look at it and give an update sometime today. 

 

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