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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a warning this week that a cougar was sighted in the Philomath city limits, the Philomath Police Department reported.

A cougar was seen near the Hunsaker Bike Path between Applegate Street and James Street on Saturday, May 1, at around 10 p.m.

ODFW recommends that residents keep pet food and water bowls inside residences and parents should keep a close eye on small children and pets in the area, including the playground areas along the bike path.