An area resident interrupted a cougar attacking a deer near the 800 block of NE Hawthorne in Bend Sunday morning, according to the Bend Police Department. The person was able to scare the cougar into nearby Pilot Butte Cemetery, and the deer survived the attack, which happened before 9 a.m. However, the cougar remains at large, and Bend police urge Bend residents to keep the attack in mind Monday morning as school resumes and people walk through the area.

Anyone who sees a cougar nearby should call the police department’s nonemergency number, (541) 693-6911.

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