Bear and Cougar Sightings


There was a sighting of a bear about 1/4 mile up past the end of Center St. and of a cougar in the 2600 block of Garfield.

The Eugene Police Department reminds people to “be observant and keep their pets close when recreating in natural areas. Eugene has many natural areas and parks that are home to a wide variety of wildlife. These natural areas are one of the many attractive aspects of Eugene. Deer, squirrels, and birds live in these areas, but there may also be occasional, stray visits from cougars and other predators. Eugene has areas that are close to forested and rural areas where bears and cougars reside. People should always be respectful of the fact that all wildlife is in fact “wild” and should be given a wide berth.”

For information on how to live with wildlife, visit these species pages:

Bats | Beaver | Birds | Black Bears | Cougars | Coyotes | Deer and Elk | Frogs | Nutria | Osprey | Owls | Raccoons | Snakes | Tree Squirrels | Turkeys | Turtles | Wolves | Young Wildlife