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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Juvenile cougar killed on Middle Waitsburg Road


August 22, 2019

WAITSBURG-Times reader Wayde Morris struck and killed a juvenile cougar at approximately 9:15 p.m. on the evening of Sun., Aug. 18.

"I was traveling south on Middle Waitsburg Road towards Walla Walla when she suddenly crossed the road. I struck the cougar and pulled over. She was killed instantly," Morris told The Times.

Morris contacted the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He said the sheriff's office transported the cougar to local wildlife biologists for research.

"Just a few months back, in April, a mule was attacked by an alleged j...

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