Flying Cougars Appear in Pullman: Watch The Video - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Flying Cougars Appear in Pullman: Watch The Video

PULLMAN, Wash. – Swaying in a light Pullman breeze, two massive cougars that adorned Bohler Gym at Washington State University, were brought down for restoration Wednesday morning.

It's part of a major facelift for the entire building currently underway. Sammy Burket, Foreman for D&R Masonry Restoration, Inc. of Portland, Ore, said the cougars would be restored 100 percent, right on the WSU campus. The cougars each weigh about 3,000 pounds. He said the cougars would be cleaned and patched, and then returned to overlook the campus.

Burket said in addition to the cougars, his company is removing 35 tons of stone to fix and repair from Bohler. Those blocks will also be put back onto Bolher. Burket said the project is expected to be completed October 1.

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