Possible Cougar Sighting in Troudale Area Park - 06/26/15
On Friday June 26th the Troutdale Police Department received a report of a cougar sighting in the area of Helen Althaus Park located in the 200 block of SW 7th Ave. Troutdale Oregon.
While it is rare, it is not unheard of for wildlife to stray into populated areas from time to time. Residents in the area are encouraged to take precautions when outside. Be mindful of pets and children.
If anyone sees a cougar acting aggressively, please do not try and confront it in any way. Aggressive behavior would include but is not limited to- stalking, advancing on or growling at people. Notify the Troutdale Police as soon as possible and give the location of the sighting. The police department has not had any other reports at this time. Be mindful that predator animals such as a cougar can be very dangerous. A large radius encompassing many blocks around Helen Althaus Park should be observed. The park sits in a wooded area between SW 4th and SW 7th Ave's running North and South with NW 257th and Buxton to the East and West.