A Yakima man came out one afternoon to find a cougar laying in his garden but scared it away with a hose. That man, Dan Johnson, called police after spraying the cougar in the face, saying to went to a neighbors house according to news reports. His neighbors dogs started barking and then scared the cougar to a small orchard near Summitview. After a search, Fish and Wildlife could not locate the cougar but warn people to keep a look out for it and stay away if they spot it.

They say the cougar was small and officials think is is fairly young. If you see the cougar, call Fish and Wildlife at 509-575-2740.