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Cougar spotting in Houston County

HOUSTON COUNTY, Minn. (WXOW) – Last month News 19 reported a potential cougar spotting in Dakota, Minn. after a farmer found his cattle dead.

Now there’s another cougar spotting in Houston County, Minn. Earlier this winter, Caleb Kasten set up trail cameras on his grandpa's property by Chicken Ridge Road.

The cameras first caught a glimpse of what appears to be a cougar Nov. 6.

The last sighting was the night of Dec. 31.

In February, Kasten took down the cameras for the winter.

"Well at first I thought it was pretty cool and scary at the same time,” Kasten said. “I mean, there's a cougar going through the same spot you hunt every day. I've never heard or seen anybody else getting pictures of cougars so made me feel kinda special."

Kasten said this past hunting season his family only shot two deer compared to 14 the year before. He believes the cougar is scaring the deer away.
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