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ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish has received numerous calls of cougar sightings this year … one cougar has already been captured and relocated.
Officers captured a large male cougar in Santa Fe and transported it to Northern New Mexico where it was released back into the wild.
The cougar that visited a Santa Fe neighborhood was treed by some dogs in a backyard, which allowed Game and Fish officials to dart the animal and remove it.
Springtime in New Mexico usually means cougars, bears and other wildlife are on the move and looking for food in the mountains, foothills and bordering communities throughout New Mexico.
Residents and visitors in bear and cougar country statewide are reminded to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves, their property and the bears and cougars.
Read details in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.