Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mountain lion shot at Nebraska ranch

Published Tuesday February 23, 2010

By David Hendee
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

A mountain lion was shot and killed Sunday by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at a ranch northwest of Rushville, Neb.

Conservation officers were notified early Sunday morning of a mountain lion hiding under a livestock trailer near a ranch house.
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The responding conservation officer determined the cougar was a safety risk because of the cat's proximity to the house and the people on site, officials said Monday.

The mountain lion was a female, weighing about 100 pounds. It did not appear to have been nursing kittens.
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It was the 96th confirmed mountain lion sighting in Nebraska since 1991 and the 68th in the Pine Ridge.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100222/NEWS01/100229903

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