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Cougar sighting reported in U.P.’s Marquette County

  • By Tom Greenwood
  • The Detroit News


A rare daytime photograph of a cougar roaming the woods in the Upper Peninsula is bolstering arguments of wild life experts that the big cats are doing well in Michigan.

The Michigan Wildlife Conservancy —a nonprofit organization formed in 1982 — released a photo Wednesday of the cougar that was snapped by a trail camera on June 1 on private property in southern Marquette County.

“Photos of cougars are usually captured at night and most of them are a bit fuzzy,” Rusz said. “But this one was tripped in the middle of the day. It’s really a great photo.” (Michigan Wildlife Conservancy)

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