Cougar caught on camera in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, bringing state total to 5 this year

Posted at 7:49 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 20:03:42-04

(WXYZ) — A cougar sighting in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was confirmed Monday, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Two trail cameras caught the animal. The trail cameras are located 14 miles apart, and one photo was taken on Sept. 18 in northern Delta County, while the other was captured Oct. 6 in southern Marquette County.

There have been five confirmed cougar sightings in Michigan this year. There have been a total of 43 cougar reports since 2008, according to the Michigan DNR.