IMAGE: Cougar caught on camera

Another cougar was spotted in Michigan bringing the total to 39 since 2018.

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources said images of a cougar was captured on a trail camera in Gogebic County early last month.

According to the post on their Facebook page, a cougar was spotted in a nearby location last year during a Deer Movement Study.

The DNR believes many of the cougars spotted were likely transient males looking to expand their territory.

While there have been several reported cougar sightings in the Upper Peninsula, there is still no conclusive evidence of a breeding population.

If you would like to learn more about Michigan’s cougars or want to report a sighting, please visit www.Michigan.gov/cougars.

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