Family stumbles upon cougar in garage

Published 06/18 2014 07:29PM

Updated 06/18 2014 08:18PM

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - An American Fork family was in for a wild surprise when they walked into their garage earlier this week.

What a neighbor thought was a large dog was actually a cougar!

You can make out the outline of the cat in the back corner by the shelf.

The family called the police department who got in touch with the Department of Wildlife Resources.

They sedated the cougar, took it out of the garage and later released it into the wild.

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