Cougar caught near Hendricks Park, euthanized

EUGENE, Ore. - State wildlife officials trapped and euthanized the cougar suspected of killing chickens and goats at a home east of Hendricks Park.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated the predation at John Schetzsle's home after being contacted by KVAL News.

On Friday night, something killed a chicken and a goat at Schetzsle's Floral Hill Drive residence.

On Saturday night, another goat died.

He lost two chickens Sunday night.

The cat came back last night - and got trapped.

The 84-pound cat was euthanized by state officials. Cougars are territorial and not considered good candidates for relocation elsewhere in the wild, according to wildlife officials.