April 11, 2011
Kids waiting for the school bus in
one Wenatchee neighborhood may have been startled when they saw police and Fish and Wildlife officers pursuing a
mountain lion this (Monday) morning. Steve Hair reports . .
A young cougar was shot and killed this morning
after State Fish and Wildlife officers chased it through a Residential area of Wenatchee. Rich Beausoleil (BOE-
suh-lay) is a cougar and bear specialist with Fish and Wildlife.
There have been numerous cougar sitings
in Chelan County this spring. Several have been spotted over the last couple of weeks in the upper valley area
near Leavenworth. Beausoleil says they’re mainly attracted to the deer that come out of the mountains looking for
forage . . Beausoleil advises residents also to keep close tabs on your pet dogs and cats during this time of the
year. Residents are also urged to call 911, if you spot a bear or cougar prowling your neighborhood.