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Nearly 200-Pound Cougar Tagged in Washington State

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This was probably the largest feline these wildlife biologists will ever tag.

This is the largest cougar ever tagged in Washington State, weighing 197 pounds. The biologists found the cat, which they estimated to be around 9 years old, in Pend Oreille County. Luckily, it will now be extremely helpful to biologists for ecosystem research.

The effort to tag the giant cat is part of a research project the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting in Chewelah. The goal is to look at cougars and wolves as they prey on deer and elk in the region.

Carnivore Research Scientist Brian Kertson pointed out that the mountain lion possesses a scar on his nose. This indicates that the cat attempted to defend its territory from another male cougar and likely won.

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Nearly 200-Pound Cougar Tagged in Washington State