TWRA sets up website for cougar sightings in Tennessee

(Courtesy: Austin Burton)

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.

Related: Incredible video shows large cougar in Middle Tennessee

Video taken in Humphreys County just before Thanksgiving showed a large cougar sniffing in the woods.

Related: TWRA investigating photo that appears to show cougar in west Tenn.

Officials say the term “cougar” refers to the same animal as a panther, mountain lion, and puma.

More online: TWRA – Cougars in Tennessee

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