Cougar sighting reported in Spokane Valley

Cougar paw print

UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. July 31, 2017

Officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife did not locate the cougar in Spokane Valley, however they did find paw prints in the area and are setting up cameras in hopes of tracking it better. 

Officers say you shouldn't need to adjust your daily life, but please be aware of your surroundings. 

If you see the cougar, you are asked to please call the Department of Fish and Wildlife at (509) 892-1001. If it's after 5:00 p.m. call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Previous Coverage: 

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed with KHQ they are searching for a cougar in Spokane Valley after several reports of one in the area of 13th and Adams. 

KHQ's Hayley Guenthner went to the scene Monday morning and just as Fish and Wildlife officers were leaving, a neighbor heard the cougar growl again, and the search has now resumed once again. 

Officials are scouring the area using dogs to try and find the cougar. 

If you're in the area, be on the lookout and report any sightings.  

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