Photo: Tamara Swanson
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife captured a cougar that was seen near the Oregon Garden and also killed a deer in the backyard of a home near Silverton.
ODF&W says the cougar had lost its fear of being around people and was a risk to public safety. It was captured and euthanized.
Silvertson area residents are warned to continue protecting their pets, because another cougar was seen in the area over the weekend.
Pets should be fed indoors and kept inside at night.
ODF&W has tips on how to be safe around cougars on this website.