Aloha residents believe that a cougar roaming their rural neighborhood has killed a horse and injured two others.
Bite marks thought to be those of a cougar were found on the neck of a surviving horse. A dead horse was found in the woods with parts of its face chewed off and other injuries that looked like injuries from a cougar.
Area residents have reported three similar attacks since January, but no cougar tracks have been positively identified so animal control officers have not been able to do anything about the attacks.
Oregon does not have a relocation program for cougars. So if residents can eventually prove that a cougar was behind the attacks, that animal would have to be trapped and killed.
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