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Washington 'Cougar' Sightings Turn Out To Be House Cat

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LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) - Police in Lynden, Wash., say the multiple reports they received of a "cougar" sighting near the fairgrounds turned out to be a very muscular orange-colored domestic cat.

Police Chief Jack Foster tells the Bellingham Herald (http://is.gd/DXbhYv)that one woman said she saw the cat twice. Police first learned of the sightings on Tuesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, a new sighting was reported. This time Foster says an officer was able to get within a few feet of the creature and report that it WAS a big cat - a big domestic cat.

The chief acknowledges that from a distance the animal did resemble a cougar.

He says the original witness confirmed it was the same cat she had seen earlier.

Foster says cougars have been seen in the community near the Canadian border - twice in the past two decades.

Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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