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Story by KXLY & KEPR-TV News - Story Source
Published on Wednesday May 26, 2021 - 8:33 AM
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EPHRATA, Wash. — Ephrata homeowners got a bit of a shock when a cougar came wandering through their neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened in the area of D Street SW in Ephrata.

Multiple witnesses saw the cougar scurrying through a neighborhood and hopping over backyard fences with ease.

KXLY TV reported that April Longwill shared video taken by her husband that showed the cougar scrambling up a fence into a backyard.

Officials with the Ephrata Police Department tell KEPR-TV News that the big cat managed to jump through the screen door of a home while the homeowner was outside.