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Cougar sighting in Blaine, citizens advised to be alert

BLAINE, Wash. — Officials with the City of Blaine say there was a cougar sighting during the morning of Wednesday, August 2nd, along Cain Creek near Boblett Street and Mitchell Avenue.

City of Blaine officials advised, “Be alert during your outside activities.”

There have been cougar sightings in the Ferndale area in years past, including one instance of a cow having been killed by an animal suspected by experts to have been a cougar.

While sightings are relatively infrequent in western Whatcom County, it is not unexpected to see predatory wildlife such as cougars, bobcats, coyotes and bears in any areas within the county according WDFW officials.

WDFW officials ask anyone with a non-emergency cougar encounter or sighting to report it between 8am and 5pm to the regional WDFW office by phone to (425) 775-1311 or via email to Outside of those hours, report it to 911 and let the call receiver know it is a non-emergency call (in case they need to prioritize your call with other emergency calls) and they will notify the appropriate agency.

Of course, whenever there is actually an emergency situation, call 911 immediately.

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