The cougar problem will continue, according to the Bulletin. There’s just not enough manpower to devote to it, and in fact there’s only one agent for the “Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services Program” for all of Deschutes County… and he’s tied up with every other wildlife issue that arises.
And this strikes me as funny:
“It is so hard trying to run through back yards and jump fences with these dogs,” Spencer said. “And then you have all these domestic animals so you have to be careful because, as far as dogs are concerned, a cat is a cat.”
Just the image of a guy with a bunch of baying hound dogs running through suburban Awbrey Butte makes me smile.
Meanwhile, Hillside Park is still closed. Near as I can tell, anyway.