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Cougar sightings on the rise in Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN - With three sighting in the last two weekends, Tennessee Nightlife officials have confirmed that the cougar population is on the rise in Middle Tennessee.

"We have definitely experienced an uptick in sightings in the past month," said Ronald Cornwell, a local expert. "We are watching it very closely."

According to documents, visiting cougars migrating through Nashville will often be reported downtown Nashville while the local population tends to remain in the suburbs and are often drawn to places like O'Charley's and Applebees.

Cornwell wants to remind the public that there is no reason for alarm. Cougars are usually harmless and will tend to keep to themselves if you don't engage them.

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