Cougar Found On Farm Near Morrison, IL - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Cougar Found On Farm Near Morrison, IL

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Elderly Couple Tie Knot After 70 Years

    Elderly Couple Tie Knot After 70 Years

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:17:49 GMT
    Seventy years is a lifetime for many of us but for Vivian and Alice, it wasn't too late to get married. Now in their 90's, together for more than 70 years, they tie the knot.More >>
    Seventy years is a lifetime for many of us but for Vivian and Alice, it wasn't too late to get married. Now in their 90's, together for more than 70 years, they tie the knot.More >>
  • Hope Creek Study Released

    Hope Creek Study Released

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:07:23 GMT
    The Rock Island County Board released results of a study about the financial viability of Hope Creek Nursing Home. Among the three options are to continue the current ownership...More >>
    The Rock Island County Board released results of a study about the financial viability of Hope Creek Nursing Home. Among the three options are to continue the current ownership...More >>
  • Officials ID man found dead at Iowa golf course

    Officials ID man found dead at Iowa golf course

    Authorities on Monday released the name of a man found dead at a Council Bluffs golf course pond.More >>
    Authorities on Monday released the name of a man found dead at a Council Bluffs golf course pond.More >>

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a large cougar was found and killed on a rural farm in Whiteside County.

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, an IDNR Conservation Police Officer was called to the farm near Morrison, Ill. to investigate the report of a large cat on the owner's property.

When the officer arrived, he found what looked to be cougar weighing over 100 pounds and around five and a half to six feet long.

After consulting with the property owners and IDNR law enforcement & wildlife personnel, and at the owner's request, the decision was made to euthanize the animal.

Officials say wildlife biologists will examine the remains of the cougar in an effort to learn more about the it's recent history and origin.

According to the IDNR, cougars, also known as mountain lions, were eradicated from Illinois before 1870 and are not protected by the Illinois Wildlife Code.

For more information on cougars, check the Living with Wildlife in Illinois website at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife/

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.