Marquette County Cougar Sighting

Another cougar sighting has been confirmed in Upper Michigan, this time in northern Marquette County.

The Cougar Team with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirms that this is a real cougar prowling the woods.

The snapshot was taken on private property with a trail camera on July 18th.

This is the 17th time the DNR has been able to verify the presence of cougars in the Upper Peninsula since 2008.

To date, the DNR has confirmed eight separate sets of tracks, eight photos and one trail camera video from nine Upper Peninsula counties.

Those include Delta, Marquette, Schoolcraft, Mackinac, Chippewa, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga counties.

This cougar sighting comes only a month and a half after a previously-confirmed photo on a cougar from southern Marquette County.