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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR ... Officers reportedly were unable to neutralize or use a dart gun on the animal due to the proximity of homes and thick brush in the area. Police said the cougar appeared to be passive and might have ...


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A cougar spotted traveling through Brookfield, Wisconsin, last week was caught on surveillance footage prowling outside someone's home and peeking through a window on their porch.Surveillance video shared with NBC-affiliate Scripps station TMJ4 in Milwaukee by Brookfield residents Dan and Bridget Guerndt showed the cougar coming out from trees, then going up the residents' driveway, and putting its paws on the front window.The footage was captured SundayWisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials had confirmed a cougar sighting in Brookfield Saturday, when they responded to a report of the animal lying under a pine tree in a resident's backyardPolice said the DNR agents responded to the scene and confirmed it was a cougar.Officers reportedly were unable to neutralize or use a dart gun on the animal due to the proximity of homes and thick brush in the area.Police said the cougar appeared to be passive and might have been injured or hit by a carDNR officials said the unlikely event of the animal roaming in the area could likely be that it was looking for a new territory or a mate.It was then decided the DNR officials would return Sunday morning "to attempt to deal with it." Neighbors were already notified to be alert.However, when DNR officials returned Sunday, the animal was no longer under the treeIt was tracked in a southeasterly direction, but officials said the trail was lost near 135th and Hope The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirmed the animal recorded by a resident's home security camera was a mountain lion, Feb18, 2018

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