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October 16, 2012 06:36 AM

Cougar Killed In Rapid City Residential Area

RAPID CITY, SD

Authorities killed a mountain lion that wandered into a residential area in Rapid City.

The young male weighing about 80 pounds was spotted in a tree Monday morning, and local police called in state Game, Fish and Parks officials. The department's policy is to kill lions that come into the city.

Game, Fish and Parks regional supervisor Mike Kintigh says an agency officer used a shotgun to knock the lion from the tree, and a city police officer used a rifle to finish off the animal when it tried to run off even though it was mortally wounded.

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