THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — An adult female cougar has been fatally shot in The Dalles by a resident after the cougar attacked goats on several occasions.

The cougar was killed Monday after it had killed a total of five goats between Feb. 26 and March 1, The Bulletin reported Friday.

Oregon law permits landowners to kill cougars without a permit if the animal has been causing livestock deaths.

State wildlife officials are required to inspect the cougar carcass within 10 days of its death to determine its sex and age for population modeling.

There are currently more than 6,000 cougars in the state.


An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated where the cougar was shot. It was shot in The Dalles, not in Bend.