State confirms 41st cougar sighting in Michigan since '08

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A cougar was photographed again this past weekend in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, state officials said.

The image of the creature was captured Sunday by a trail camera on property near St. Jacques in Delta County, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in a Facebook post.

A trail camera near Saint Jacques took this picture of a cougar on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

"The DNR cougar team confirmed this sighting as the 41st verified cougar report since 2008," officials wrote in the post. "The location of this sighting is about 11 miles from the 40th verified cougar report which occurred in mid-August."

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State officials said the reports may include multiple sightings of the same cougar and there is no conclusive evidence of a breeding population of cougars in Michigan.


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