A Minneapolis man was scratched by a cougar at the Como Zoo Conservatory after he climbed on top of the cougar’s mesh fence, witnesses told zoo staff.
The Mower County Sheriff’s office says there was a possible cougar sighting Wednesday. A resident notified the sheriff that they took pictures of a “large, cat-like creature” near Udolpho Township in the county’s northwest corner.
Cougars are beginning to reclaim parts of the American Midwest following a century of dwindling populations, new research published Wednesday by a University of Minnesota scientist shows.
Got a trail camera? The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association would like you to leave it up this winter.