Cougar seen prowling through Mercer Island neighborhood

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. -- Police are warning residents after a cougar was seen prowling through a Mercer Island neighborhood early Monday morning.

Surveillance video captured the cougar lurking through residential streets near Pioneer Park. Wildlife officials have been notified and are searching for the animal.

The city says cougar attacks are extremely rare in Washington, but there was a deadly attack in 2018.

Here are some tips if you come into contact with a cougar:

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