Cougar sighting in Kennewick pool; officials ask public to be on the look out

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kennewick Police Department (KPD) says a cougar was sighted in Kennewick on Friday evening in a resident’s pool area, and is now asking the public to be on the look out.

The initial sighting came in around 9:44 a.m. on Friday, May 20th. KPD says the call came in around 2000-block of West 9th Place.

When officers responded to the call they found cougar print in the dirt.

Officials with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have been notified of the sighting.

If you see a cougar in your residential area, Kennewick police ask that you contact non-emergency dispatch at (509) 628-0333.

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