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Cougar sighting in Magnolia?

August 28th, 2009 · 47 Comments

We got this note from Magnolia Voice reader Jo LInda and wanted to pass it along to see if anyone had any additional information:
Heard from someone at Mounger Pool that a neighbor had seen a cougar on the northeast part of  Magnolia, near the Midnight Mart.  Have you heard anything of this?
We can’t imagine that a Cougar is running around Magnolia but then again there was a bear on the loose earlier this summer so we guess anything is possible.

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  • Ha

    There is NO couger in Magnolia

    • Pietrus

      I was walking home from my friends house last night right by discovery park. I saw a cougar cross the street 50 ft in front of me. I swear on my life that it was a cougar.

  • Faux Real

    This is what happens when the earth gets hotter…

  • Observant

    That's a pretty vague report. Sounds like someone has been learning journalism form the School of Fox News

  • tbeard

    I saw her too! She was watching Sex and the City re-runs on her iPhone and kept asking me to buy her a drink!

    • Observant

      tbeard, you rock!

    • cougar with iPhone

      It was actually an episode of '24'. I love Jack Bauer!

  • Stephomy

    Sure there's cougars in Magnolia. My friend David saw one at Mulleady’s the other night. She said she could tie a cherry stem with her tongue.

    Sorry. I couldn't help myself.

  • Spock

    Another cougar spotting in Magnolia? What else is new? There are thousands of them roaming the city in their Range Rovers.

  • doug

    I used to see cougars and other strange things. This was before I quit drinking a few years ago.

  • the_great_tactician

    I was at the north end of 28th ave in Magnolia (at the dead end) the other night and three adults (a couple that lived on that street and another man driving by) all reported seeing a very large cat (~70 pounds), which was waist-high, tan, with a very long tail, no stripes. It went between two houses toward the ravine. Sounds like a cougar to me.

  • C.J. Meffie

    Tonight my daughter called out from the back seat of the car that she saw a tiger. She said “Look at that giant orange cat! It's a tiger!” My wife says she gasped and was very convincing.

  • Billy Squier

    Yes, they are here. Get over it. Most have husbands too, that don't care about them and will pay for upgrades and leave us younger ones to ravish the leftovers.

    Warning Cougars can dress pretty sexy and what is a normal person to do?

    To be honest, if not for them taking care of nature's needs, I might have to have sex with my wife and that isn't fair.

    I say “We need more Cougars in Magnolia!”

    If a game official stops me, I hope it is to give me my “rating.”

  • Name

    There was a cougar loose in Magnolia for a few weeks fifteen or twenty years ago.

  • Lucy Kelly

    Our neighbor near Emerson and Roberts Way saw a Cougar cross Emerson and enter a yard. on Friday 8/28. I did not beleive the story at first but am keeping my cat indoors now.

  • MotherOlson

    Last night 8/30 we were driving on 36th Ave W. Past the Army Reserve and a large cat crossed in front of our car. It jumped over the fence between 36th and the Army Reserve property. We did not believe what we had seen so we entered the Army property and witnessed the cat/cougar jump clear over the fence into the Fort Lawton Cemetary, a fence of about 8 feet. It is real and out there.

    • scardycat

      Last night (8/31) around 12:30 a.m. I was returning to my home between 35th & 36th and Bertona and witnessed an extremely large cougar in my alley heading south. I chased it in my car heading north about 1/2 a block until it cut through a neighbors yard toward 36th ave w. It paused at the top of their stairs and looked down at me. I rolled down my window and yelled at it to go away. It was not scared. (I was!) My cat was outside and this thing had almost been right on top on him. After bringing him in I called 911 and the operator said that they had received numerous reports of sighting right here in Magnolia. Just thought people should know….

  • kbollmeier

    Why, may I ask, has this not been in the news or at least more widely circulated?

    One of these sitings is yards from the ravine at 29th and Emerson where neighborhood Lawton Elementary kids will be walking to school within a week?

    Leaving me even more breathless is the fact that this very blog recently announced a partnership with The Seattle Times. And searching the Seattle the last few days has only produced mentions of Cougar as it relates to WSU!

    Anyway I am surprised there has been no coverage of this in our press since it has such a potentially huge impact on public safety.

  • scardycat

    If anyone sees the cougar please call Fish and Wildlife @ 425-775-1311 immediately. They want to catch and relocate it and need our help.

  • scardycat

    If anyone sees the cougar please call Fish and Wildlife @ 425-775-1311 immediately. They want to catch and relocate it and need our help.

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