Neighbors Report Possible Cougar in Badger Mountain Area

A homeowner says he saw a cougar, possibly a bobcat, early yesterday morning in an area near Badger Mountain.

The man telling Benton County Sheriff's deputies that several neighbors in the area of El Rancho Reata-Vaca and Reata Road also heard what they thought was a cougar fighting with a raccoon -- another neighbor saying he was growled at.

Nobody was injured.

The information has been forwarded to the Washington Department of Fish and Game.

(File photo of cougar)