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Cougar spotted in Happy Valley

Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Tim Boivin of Happy Valley spotted a cougar in his neighborhood on Sept. 27.A homeowner and children saw a cougar running out of a backyard in Happy Valley around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted they were looking for the cougar in the area north of Sunnyside Road, west of 152nd Drive.

A witness who lives in Happy Valley called 911 around 6:15 p.m. to report the cougar sighting.

Homeowner Tim Boivin spotted the cougar and immediately told the dozen or so children playing in the neighborhood to get inside.

“This was not a full-grown, adult cougar,” he told KOIN 6 News. “It was a younger cougar and my first thought was to minimize the severity” by getting the kids to go inside.

If this is a cougar, this is the second one in that area this year.

Deputies said around 8:30 p.m. they did not find the cougar, but said the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is responding.

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