DNR confirms cougar sighting in Waukesha County

BROOKFIELD (WLUK) -- A large peeping tom cat got a glimpse inside a Waukesha County home.

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed it was a cougar that stood on the porch of a Brookfield home Saturday.

DNR officials say the cougar was wandering the neighborhood looking for new territory or possibly a mate.

They estimate the cougar was 18 months old and weighed 50 pounds.

Since late 2017, there have been cougar sightings in Langlade, Fond du Lac, Washington and now Waukesha County. The DNR believes it's the same cougar.

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