Thursday, August 26, 2010


As volunteers with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife we get called on to do all kinds of things. We have picked up or delivered fish food, fish eggs, and of course fish themselves. But today, we had our most unusual assignment. We drove to Roseburg this afternoon  and picked up these two cougar kittens shown in the photo. We don’t know all the details, but we understand they were turned in to an animal rescue shelter. We picked them up from an ODFW wildlife biologist and brought them to our District Office, and tomorrow they will continue on to their new home at the Portland Zoo.


  1. Did they seem pretty tame or a bit more wild? Any idea of their age?

  2. They seemed quite bewildered, very defensive. The biologist thought they were about one month old.

  3. That's incredible. They look like my housecat, but with a bit more attitude, perhaps. ha!