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Cougar hunt in Wenatchee

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WENATCHEE — A young, underweight cougar this morning led officials on a chase through densely populated neighborhoods, minutes from downtown, before it was shot and killed in the front yard of a North Emerson Avenue home. “We’re not in the business of shooting wildlife, that’s for sure,” said Rich Beausoleil, cougar expert with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife on why officials didn’t tranquilize the stray cat. “But with all these backyards and all these fences, we weren’t going to chance it.”

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