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The original item was published from 6/12/2019 3:23:32 PM to 6/25/2019 10:15:34 AM.
Posted on: June 12, 2019
[ARCHIVED] Resident Alert - Reported Cougar Sighting
The attached images of what appears to be a cougar were captured from a resident’s outdoor security camera recently. The resident lives on the west side of the city near the Mississippi River. Elk River Police have forwarded this information on to local conservation officers, and ask that residents remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Cougar sightings in Minnesota are rare but not unheard of. If you think you’ve seen a cougar, contact a local wildlife officer or conservation officer with photos or video footage. Click here to learn more about cougars in Minnesota.