DNR Wildlife Specialist John Diewoonder

Resident swears cougar sighting was real deal

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Last week’s front page article reported that DNR Wildlife Specialist John Niewoonder did not believe people reporting a string of cougar sightings in the Rockford area were actually spotting cougars. Michelle Bieke of the Lake Bella Vista area took exception to this opinion. She called the Squire on Friday, May 18 to comment on the article. Bieke said she [...]

DNR says cougar is kitty or dog

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Greenville bear is legit by BETH ALTENA Cougar or kitty cat? According to DNR Wildlife Specialist John Niewoonder, sightings in Rockford are likely those of housecats. This photo is an image from a Michigan alleged sighting in years past. “There are lots of things in this world to be worried about, being attacked by a cougar is not one of them. You are much more likely [...]