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DNA confirm Michigan cougar

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press — Feb. 7, 2005

LANSING, Mich. — DNA testing has confirmed that a large cat struck by a vehicle last year was a cougar, but it remains unclear whether Michigan has an established population of wildcats, a state wildlife official said recently.

A motorist reported hitting "a large cat" in southern Menominee County on November 2, 2004. The driver turned over hair samples collected from the bumper to biologists at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources field office in Escanaba.

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