MNR called to trap cougar

A full-size cougar that had been lying under some trees in the backyard of a Cranberry Lake Road residence Thursday was on the move again as of about 4 p.m.

Ministry of Natural Resources personnel were called in to set up a live trap in the area and emergency response team personnel were guarding the scene.

The trap was to be baited with a steak and a whole chicken. Once caught, the cougar will be relocated to the north.

This cougar was spotted in the area of Cranberry Lake Road north of Grafton Thursday. Ministry of Natural Resources staff were called in to set a live trap.

This cougar was spotted in the area of Cranberry Lake Road north of Grafton Thursday. Ministry of Natural Resources staff were called in to set a live trap.

As of press time the animal was still on the loose.

Earlier Thursday Northumberland OPP had blocked the driveway and called for assistance from the MNR to tranquilize the animal before it took off.

The cougar was first spotted Monday and OPP and local residents have been keeping a watchful eye out for it.

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