Monday, July 24, 2006

Mountain lion shot in town

Division of Wildlife officials shot and killed a mountain lion in the Ivywild neighborhood Monday. It was the second reported sighting in residential area in the last few days - the other was northeast, by Powers, which surprised neighbors and others. Officials believe the first lion lost its bearings and was wandering yard to yard in an effort to get back out to the Black Forest area.

The mountain lion shot in Ivywild will be tested to see if it was unhealthy in some way. At the least, officials believe it may have been malnourished.

If you see a mountain lion, follow the experts' advice and do not run away. Do not look the cat in the eyes and slowly back away. Call the DOW.

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