Camera snaps pic of 8 cougars in Central Washington

Camera snaps pic of 8 cougars in Central Washington

Camera snaps pic of 8 cougars in Central Washington

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 18 at 12:10 PM

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- A hunter from Wenatchee found the equivalent of a wildlife goldmine on his camera.

Brad, who didn't want to be identified, recently placed a motion-sensor camera on a Douglas County ranch where he was allowed to hunt, according to published reports.

On December 23, the camera snapped three pictures of a group of cougars, as many as 8 in one picture.

The timestamps show the pictures were taken just before 5 p.m., when it was already dark. Some of the cougars' eyes glow in the images, and one was caught snarling at another.

Biologists say the pictures are real, but intriguing because cougars are traditionally known to be territorial animals.

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