WATCH: Cougar caught on camera using I-90 wildlife crossing

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — Washington State Department of Transportation cameras captured a rare cougar crossing early Monday morning.

The camera recorded the animal using a wildlife undercrossing along Interstate 90, just a few miles east of Snoqualmie.

WSDOT spent years creating bridges, overpasses and underpasses to allow wildlife to safely cross the high-traffic roads.

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There is one overcrossing and ten undercrossings along the I-90 corridor.

The agency says this is only the second time a cougar has used this path.

About 4,000 wildlife use the structures each year.

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