Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cougar group builds first lion-proof livestock pen in SD

Sep 29 2006 7:39AM
Associated Press

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) Members of the mountain lion Foundation were in Custer this week to build a predator-proof livestock enclosure on a farm where sheep and llamas are raised.

The landowner say she loses about ten sheep a year to various predators.

It's the first-such project by the Mountain Lion Foundation in South Dakota, but the group is hoping to build many more predator-proof pens in the effort to promote peace between livestock owners and hungry lions.

On a side note, the 2006 big-cat season begins November first in South Dakota.

The season will end on December 31st or whenever 25 lions or eight female lions have been killed.

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