Sunday, April 22, 2007

Wyo. game managers kill mountain lion

By Gazette News Services

BUFFALO - State game managers killed a 2-year-old, 110-pound mountain lion found in a residential area.

The lion was killed Monday out of concern for public safety, according to the state Game and Fish Department.

"It is not an easy decision for a wildlife professional to destroy a wild animal, but public safety is paramount," Joe Gilbert, regional wildlife supervisor for the department in Sheridan, said in a statement.

Buffalo is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, where many mountains lions live. 04/21/news/wyoming/70-mongers.txt

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