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DNR officers Mark Mathy, on the left, and Mike Hruza show a cougar killed by a motorist south of Bemidji Friday night. (Photo courtesy DNR Enforcement)
DNR officers Mark Mathy, on the left, and Mike Hruza show a cougar killed by a motorist south of Bemidji Friday night. (Photo courtesy DNR Enforcement)
Cougar struck and killed by motorist south of Bemidji
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local Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A male mountain lion was hit and killed by a motorist Friday night south of Bemidji.

The 110-pound cat's remains have been taken to a DNR furbearer specialist in Grand Rapids to determine if the animal is wild or domesticated.

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Conservation officer Mike Hruza, who picked up the animal after it was killed on Carr Lake Road, believes it may be a wild animal.

Hruza said he gets "three to four" cougar sightings weekly, but most cannot be confirmed.

For more on the story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Park Rapids Enterprise.

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