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Woodbury cougar sighting comes up empty

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A possible cougar sighting last week in Woodbury was unfounded, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

A resident in the 8000 block of Pheasant Run Road called at 12:57 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to report a cougar sighting.


Vuthy Tril, a DNR conservation officer, responded to the call. He did not locate the animal and did not find any tracks indicating it might have been a cougar.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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