UPDATE (Friday, June 7, 2019, 2:58 p.m. PT) – The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced Friday that Angels Rest Trailhead in the Columbia River Gorge has reopened.
The trailhead was closed temporarily while officials were searching for a cougar in the area.
Angels Rest is part of the National Scenic Area of the Columbia River Gorge. That area also includes spots such as Eagle Creek and Multnomah Falls.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to a report Wednesday night that a cougar had killed two goats near Angels Rest Trailhead.
According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, it was also reported that a day prior a cougar entered a home near where the goats were killed and "showed little fear of humans."
A Multnomah County sheriff's deputy located the cougar Wednesday night and fired a shot toward the animal. It was later determined the cougar was not hit.
According to the sheriff's office, a cougar was shot and killed Thursday night by a homeowner in the area.