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Cougar killed by wildlife police in tree above Tri-Cities home

A Washington Fish and Wildlife police officer killed this 120-pound cougar on May 2, 2012, when it moved into a Kennewick neighborhood with nearby schools.
 (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
A Washington Fish and Wildlife police officer killed this 120-pound cougar on May 2, 2012, when it moved into a Kennewick neighborhood with nearby schools. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS — Washington Fish and Wildlife police killed this 120-pound cougar on May 2 after it moved into a Kennewick neighborhood and perched in the tree above a yard where three girls ages 4, 7 and 10 normally play.
 
Two schools are nearby.
 
Arrangements are  underway to donate the animal’s remains to Washington State University for biological research at the Tri-Cities campus, WDFW officials said.
 



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