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This great photo of a pileated woodpecker was taken by Janet Crouch right outside her dining room. "I think he is a bit large for my feeders," she said. "Maybe will have to get larger suet cakes if this continues." (Submitted photo)

Amateur's Guide: Cougar sightings persist along with avian trifecta

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Cougar sighting

After the Wolf Lake cougar sighting, which was site verified by the DNR, Jane Brevik called with her own story.

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She lives on the Straight River south of Park Rapids.

"I was looking out window one day last spring and one walked right by," she said of a cougar. "I called DNR. They kind of brushed it off. I've seen tracks in our yard. This was last spring. It walked really slow. It had that big fat tail," she reports.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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