Jan 25, 2007 10:48 am US/Mountain
(AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. A lynx missing from Colorado has been found hundreds of miles away in Cheyenne, Wyo. The lynx had been released in southwest Colorado in 2004, but was recently discovered in Cheyenne where the cat apparently had been raiding a chicken coop.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officers captured the animal Tuesday and returned it the same day to the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
The lynx is said to be in good health.
Cheyenne resident Lauriel Winters first suspected an unusual predator in the vicinity when two of her chickens were killed last Friday night. Her dogs then chased the lynx up a tree Tuesday morning.
The animal was wearing a global positioning system collar that identified it as a member of Colorado's lynx reintroduction effort.
The cat is now at a Colorado DOW facility where it'll recuperate before being released again.