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Cougar spotted in Washington County town

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COLGATE (WKOW) -- People living in one southeast Wisconsin neighborhood are a little on edge.
    That's because a cougar recently showed up there.
    Video shows the big cat walking in Colgate, about 20 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
    the department of natural resources confirms it is indeed a cougar.
    People living in the area are taking the visit seriously.
    "We have dogs in our neighborhood and the coyotes are quite a problem. But now with the cougars coming up in this area, you know I think it doubles the concern," resident Randy Gibas told WISN.
    The DNR says it's important people in the area are aware of the cougar, but they shouldn't necessarily be concerned.
    Officials say there's no evidence of breeding here, so it's likely Wisconsin is not the cougar's home.

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