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submitted photo A cougar was spotted and killed Sunday night in Round Lake Township after it ran out of a grove and hid in a culvert. The big cat's body in now in the possession of the DNR.

Cougar shooting investigated by DNR near Worthington

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ROUND LAKE -- Many people have heard about catching a tiger by the tail, but not many get to experience catching a cougar in their headlights.

Bruce Ihlen got one of the biggest surprises of his life Sunday night when he was finishing up chores at his brother's Round Lake Township farm around 6:30 p.m.

"I came out and saw a cougar come out of the grove and run into the ditch," Ihlen said. "Then it went into the culvert."

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