Biologists believe these are male cougars dispersing from a breeding population in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The Wisconsin DNR says there’s no evidence the big cats are breeding in the Midwest.Instead, they’re most likely coming from western states. But if one becomes a nuisance or threat, call the DNR.It is unknown whether this is the same animal photographed on multiple trail cameras in central Wisconsin between early August and late October 2017, or of the cougar reported in Douglas County in mid-November.Cougars can travel long distances in a short period of time.It is believed that this cougar is the likely same animal that was seen near Fond du Lac, Brookfield and Menomenee Falls but without biological material for genetic testing, it can’t be determined that this cougar is indeed the same cougar.
A cougar was caught by a security camera near a residence in Washington County early on the morning of February 7. Those who embark on an educational journey with the University of Houston find a place they can call their own — not just for four years, but for the rest of their lives.Our future growth depends on the success of our past, and we need alumni like you to continue our strong legacy.The photos were snapped near Foxboro and Bennett in mid-November.Officials say they don’t know if the cougar is the same one spotted in Minnesota near the Iowa border in September.These could include scats, hair samples, other body parts, or remains of prey species.