NASHVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has set up a special section of its website for information about cougars.
Cougars have been spotted four times in Tennessee, and TWRA wants to make information available. Cougars hadn’t been spotted in Tennessee since the early 20th Century until recently. Cougars mainly live in the western United States.
Video taken in Humphreys County just before Thanksgiving showed a large cougar sniffing in the woods.
Officials say the term “cougar” refers to the same animal as a panther, mountain lion, and puma.
More online: TWRA – Cougars in Tennessee