HANCOCK (AP) – A cougar that officials believe migrated from the western U.S. has been caught on camera for a third time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the wildcat was photographed by a trail camera Nov. 13 just north of Hancock.
They say it’s probably the same animal that was photographed twice in September. The first time was in Ontonagon County and the second was in adjacent Houghton County, about 15 miles south of Hancock.READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
The cougar was wearing a radio collar. Western states are the only ones that have collared cougars for research, so officials assume the Michigan cat came from there.READ MORE: Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main Break
The last known wild cougar in Michigan was killed in 1906, but there have been several verified sightings in the U.P. in recent years.MORE NEWS: GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley Says COVID Policies At Debate A 'Dealbreaker'
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