Updating a 1968 cougar
While the Clinton County sighting was the first DNR-confirmed report in the Lower Peninsula, the Upper Peninsula has seen 36 documented cougar reports since 2008, the press release indicates.
Swanson said officials have not been able to determine where the Clinton County cougar came from — whether it migrated from populations in the western United States or if a local resident released it.
A cougar spotted in Clinton County, photographed by a Haslett man June 21, can be seen near the mailbox in the photo.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials confirmed the cat as the first verified cougar presence in the Lower Peninsula.
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