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The DNR has confirmed a cougar sighting in Sawyer County. It's the first sighting so far in 2013. Witnesses estimate the animal to be around 145 lbs.
The photos were taken near the Chippewa Flowage in Hayward.
In 2012, there were nine confirmed cougar sightings. The majority of those sightings were in southwestern Wisconsin.