Benton County man reports cougar sighting

BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. LOG -- El Rancho Reata-Vaca and Reata Road Area

The reporting party reported he spotted a cougar in the area yesterday (Wednesday) morning around 0400 hours. He added at 0630 hours several neighbors heard the cougar fighting with a raccoon. Another neighbor went outside a little later in the morning and was growled at by the cougar.

The information was forwarded to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The reporting party was contacted and he advised he wasn't completely certain what he saw was a cougar and may have been a bobcat.