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Cougar sighted near Hendrum

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Bemidji Pioneer
Cougar sighted near Hendrum
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

HENDRUM — A cougar was spotted over the weekend near this northwestern Minnesota town.

A trail cam caught the animal moving through the area. The cat also was reportedly spotted in a different area west of Hendrum.

A family that owns chickens nearby told WDAY-TV they are on the lookout but so far have not seen the cougar since the weekend.

The Norman County Sheriff's Office said it is aware of the sighting, but there have been no reports of injuries to livestock.

Authorities said there’s a good chance the cougar was just passing through.

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