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DNR confirms cougar sighting near Janesville

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The state Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a large cat spotted near Janesville last month was indeed a cougar.

DNA tests confirmed the animal's presence. But we're still not sure if it was a wild cougar or a captive mountain lion.

It could be the first wild cougar to be seen in Wisconsin for about a century.

A hunter and trapper in the Rock County town of Milton saw the cat leaping from a hayloft Jan. 18.

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