Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies received information of a large male cougar sighting in the residential area of Lacomb. The cougar was seen walking on Shingle Mill Road near Snow Peak Road by a private timber company employee early this morning. The citizen’s concern was the cougar didn’t seem to be frightened by his presence and there are school children that wait in the area for buses.

Sheriff Yon cautions those in this area to be aware of their surroundings. Report any future sightings near homes, businesses or places where pedestrians would be, by calling the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 967-3911.