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.