Cougar caught in Discovery Park

The cougar that forced wildlife officials to close Discovery Park on Thursday has been caught. Magnolia Voice is reporting that wildlife officials tracked it with dogs and tranquilized it once it was up a tree. The cougar is fine and will be released today. Magnolia Voice has full coverage and photos. The Parks Department has reopened Discovery Park to the public.

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YES! Way to do it right, folks!

Great pics on the Magnolia site, by the way.

cdbtx
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cdbtx

Hey they can release in my neighborhood.. :) Pretty cool… during the 4 years I've lived in the sticks I've seen the rear end of one crossing the road and found some tracks by the water… Pretty special animals! Hope they find a good home for it..

watergirl
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watergirl

He sure is a beautiful animal, per the pix on Magnolia Voice!

Teddie
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Teddie

I think her name is Amanda, you used to see her clinging to the bar at Tractor trying to bed hipsters in skinny jeans.

kurto
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kurto

I love the Ballard Blog.

I'm looking for 'what's up with that cougar in Discovery Park?' on the PI and, 'whammo', I get my answer here on the Ballard Blog. ;-)

BBO
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BBO

Seems like a good ending for all concerned! Nice work.

seattlemedic7
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seattlemedic7

Looks NOTHING like the Cougar that lives on the 3rd floor of my building.

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Good thing I wasn't eating breakfast cereal when I read that.

eric
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eric

wow, pretty decent sized kitty.

i'm very glad this was handled with out killing it.

i'm very curious how this ends up happening – where are they making their way from??? how could it get to a place like magnolia without anyone noticing? same for the bear… surely they aren't being born in the park.

anyway. hope nobody lost any pets.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Yay! I agree it's a great ending for all involved. Such a beautiful animal.

SPG
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SPG

Railroad tracks, greenbelt, there's a few ways for an animal like this to travel long distances and not be noticed, especially at night.

SPG
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SPG

The “cougar” joke was amusing the first few times, but ok, we got it, har har, can we move on now?
Really, a joke isn't funny after this many times.

Captain Bligh
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Captain Bligh

I DID!! I DID SEE A PUTTYCAT!!!!!
AND WAS A BIG ONE TOO!!

Gotta break out the Looney Tunes DVDs now……….

Anyone missing a cat, a small dog ……….?

cdbtx
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cdbtx

Yes it is and there – great job with the photos!

CrashDown
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CrashDown

Yes it is!

Making fun of slutty, desperate women is always fun.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Oprah…Uma.

Yeah, true dat, SPG.

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Your definition sounds slightly off of the generally accepted one: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Nooooo!!!!!
Not another web site to keep me indoors!!!!

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