Hunter Shoots Mountain Lion Believed To Have Attacked Family Pet
Lion Said To Be Famished, In Poor Health
Deb Stanley, 7NEWS Producer
POSTED: 11:22 am MST January 18, 2010
UPDATED: 11:30 am MST January 18, 2010
LAKE CITY, Colo. -- A hunter shot a mountain lion believed to have mauled a family dog near Lake City, Colo.
The dog was attacked Jan. 11. She survived.
Four days later, a licensed hunter spotted the mountain lion about four miles from the family's home.
The hunter, Jim Higgins, told the Grand Junction Sentinel newspaper the lion appeared to be 3 years old, was famished and in poor health.
The newspaper reported the mountain lion had a distinctive marking on its tail similar to the animal that attacked the dog.
Another family dog was killed Jan. 7 about 18 miles from Lake City.
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