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Whitman County Parks warns of possible cougar activity
Whitman County Parks warns of possible cougar activity

Whitman County Parks and Recreation is warning the public about possible cougar activity on the Colfax Trail. While there hasn’t been an actual cougar sighting, there is evidence along the trail suggests one might be in the area.


Whitman County Parks Director Tim Myers said that a hiker reported seeing animal remains at the west end of the Colfax Trail a couple of times over the last few days. Myers said that no one has reported a cougar sighting but they want hikers to be careful in the area as precaution.


The Colfax Trail runs three miles along the Palouse River. The trail is about 100 feet wide and runs along an old railroad grade. Myers said this isn’t an area where a cougar would normally reside, but it doesn’t mean that one isn’t hunting in the area.


A ranger will investigate the trail to see if there are any cougar or other large animal tracks.

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