Two more cougar sightings in Sunriver

Reports come after previous sighting, apparent deer kill

SUNRIVER, Ore, - Two callers in Sunriver reported seeing a cougar in the resort community Thursday afternoon, the second sightings in less than a week, police said.

Police received two calls around 3 p.m. about a cougar, last seen south of the Sunriver Stables, close to the Deschutes River, walking north toward the Sunriver Marina.

The Cougar was last seen walking back into a heavily forested area just south of the marina, police said.

Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the cougar. If you see one, you are asked to contact Sunriver police at (541) 593-1014.

Another cougar sighting last Friday in the resort community was  followed by Saturday's discovery of a dead deer that may have been attacked by it.

Police said they received a report Friday of a cougar being seen in the area of Overlook Road and Landrise Lane, northwest of the Sunriver Homeowner Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC).

On Saturday, a dead deer was found in Fremont Crossing that appears to have been killed and partially eaten by a cougar, officers said, adding that some "cat tracks" were found near the deer.

"This information is being forwarded to you so you can keep an eye out for this cat," the e-mailed announcement said.

"Also, it is best not to allow your pets to run loose," they added.

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