Second cougar trapped, killed in Eugene

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EUGENE, Ore. — The state Department of Fish & Wildlife reports it has trapped and killed a second cougar preying on livestock near a Eugene park.

The Eugene Register-Guard reported Monday that a trap remains set for a third cougar officials believe is roaming near Hendricks Park in south Eugene.

The cougar euthanized Monday was trapped on Friday. It was a 6-month-old male that officials believed didn't fit the criteria for captivity. It was sedated and drugged.

The first cougar killed from the area was an adult female that was shot through the head.

Goats and chickens living near the park were being taken by cougars.

According to state law, the remains of the cougar will go to the resident who incurred livestock losses. The resident says he plans to turn the hides into a blanket.