Since September 1, Suamico Police have received numerous reports of a cougar being spotted near Veterans Avenue in the village of Suamico.
A photo allegedly captured on a trail camera in northeast portion of the village east of Highway 41 and north of Highway B, according to police. However, the authenticity of the photo has not been confirmed, and has not been investigated by the Department of Natural Resources.
The DNR suggests people in areas where cougars are known to occur are advised to hike in groups and keep small children in sight. If a cougar approaches and does not immediately flee, people should stand tall, wave their arms, throw stones or other objects and yell. They shouldn't run, but slowly back away, always keeping an eye on the cougar.