Thursday, September 14, 2006

Mountain lion killed in Oklahoma Panhandle

KENTON, Okla. A state game warden has killed a mountain lion that was attacking livestock in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Wildlife officials believe this is the first confirmed case of a lion killing livestock in Oklahoma.

Wildlife Department spokesman Micah Holmes says a farmer near Kenton in far western Cimarron County has complained of a lion killing his goats. Holmes says the man called last week and said he was watching the lion kill a goat.

A game warden went to the farm Friday and killed the lion after seeing it return to the goat pen.

There have been other reports of mountain lions attacking livestock in the state but Holmes says it usually turns out to be coyotes or dogs.

http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=5407507

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