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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.


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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