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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Cougar shot after killing donkey

 


An adult cougar was shot about four miles west of Goldendale, off Olson Road near Blockhouse Creek, after killing a donkey on an acreage. State Fish and Wildlife officer Dan Bolton received a call on Feb. 27 asking him to check out a fresh kill that was discovered by a man while hunting coyotes on the property. Bolton arrived at the scene and found a dead donkey that exhibited signs of a cougar kill. The animal was buried beneath pine needles and had puncture marks in the neck that allowed Bolton to confirm it was likely killed by a cougar. The belly of the animal had been torn open and the body was warm, indicating the cougar may be near-by. Bolton also noted that it was likely a large a...



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