The Ministry of Natural Resources has captured a cougar that had been lurking in bushy areas and backyards in a southern Ontario town for the past week.
Cougars, also known as mountain lions, are considered Canada’s largest and most powerful wildcat. The one spotted in Cobourg – located east of Oshawa -- is believed to weigh approximately 68 kilograms.
Ministry officials were using a whole chicken and a T-bone steak as bait, in hopes of luring the cougar. They confirmed its capture late Friday night.