DNR: Cougar spotted north of previous sighting

File photo (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

MENOMONEE FALLS (WLUK) -- A cougar spotted earlier this month in southern Wisconsin, appears to be heading north.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say the same cougar caught on camera in Brookfield Feb. 17, was likely seen again near Menomonee Falls six days later.

The DNR says cougars in Wisconsin are generally dispersing males from established populations further west. Currently, there is no evidence of a breeding cougar population in Wisconsin, the DNR says.

Residents are encouraged not to approach the cougar and to keep pets inside.

Since late 2017, there have been cougar sightings in Langlade, Fond du Lac, Washington and Waukesha County.

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