Cougar in Colgate, Wisconsin Captured on Nest Video at House on Wednesday February 7, 2018



WISN: A Brookfield (Colgate?) resident’s Nest security system recorded a cougar approaching the home on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. This is believed to be the Colgate home, not the Brookfield sighting.

Cougar sightings have been reported in Colgate, Wisconsin and Brookfield, Wisconsin in the past two weeks. On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 a Nest video camera system captured the image of a cougar walking up to a picture window of a house in Colgate, Wisconsin.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 Brookfield police responded to a report of a cougar sitting under a pine tree in a backyard. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources agents responded and confirmed the animal was a cougar. For an unknown reason DNR agents left and returned Sunday, February 18,2018, but the cougar was gone.

Tracks in the snow revealed the cougar’s last known location as 135th Street and Hope Street near the Immanuel Church and the Elmbrook School District Administration facility.

Brookfield is located less than 12 miles west-northwest of downtown Milwaukee, and Colgate is located less than 25 miles northwest of downtown Milwaukee. Brookfield, Wisconsin is about 85 miles from Arlington Heights, Illinois — a distance that is easily covered by cougars, especially along river banks.

In Illinois, possible cougar sighting was recently reported at the East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights. Cougar sightings were reported in Lake Forest in October 2011, and a stray cougar was shot in Chicago in 2008. That makes the discovery of these animal tracks in Arlington Heights on Monday February 27, 2012 very interesting.

Animal experts advise people not to approach cougars if they are sighted. However, they also advise people not to turn their backs on a cougar in close proximity. Cougars prefer to stalk and attack from behind. People should not behave like cougar prey, and turning away and running could bring on a hunt by the cougar.

Remember Cougar Defense …
• Don’t turn your back
• Don’t crouch
• Don’t give your back to the cougar
• Act large and threatening if cougar is attacking or about to attack
• Fight it with any weapon — or your bare hands punching, eye gouging
• Be prepared to protect your own head and neck
(The cougar’s killer instinct involves skull crushing and throat holds with suffocation and severe blood loss causing the disability of prey’s defense mechanisms)

See also …

Cougar Tracks? Large Dog Tracks? You Be the Judge of These Animal Tracks Discovered in Arlington Heights

Cardinal tags … ‘I couldn’t believe what I saw:’ Cougar caught on camera peeking into Brookfield home (Good photos)

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