According to Ryan Torland, district wildlife biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, there was no cougar kill Aug. 4 in the Dugout Lane area, as reported in last week’s Eagle.

The report was based on a call to John Day Dispatch from a resident whose dog was missing and who thought a noise heard in the night was possibly from a cougar.

ODF&W responded to the report and found no evidence of a cougar kill. The missing dog retured home the next morning.

Torland said that his office received several calls from concerned citizens, but he assures everyone there was no cougar kill.

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