Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sheriff Corners, Kills Mountain Lion Near St. Al's

Posted By on Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Late on Sept. 7, the Ada County Sheriff's Office received reports of a mountain lion near the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. When they responded, they found an approximately 80-pound juvenile cat hiding in bushes near the Connector, and shot it dead.

From a press release:

The Ada County Sheriff's sergeant who shot the mountain lion spotted the animal crouched near some shrubbery along a fence near the Connector. The animal appeared to be positioned, prepared to pounce. In order to protect himself, the other officers and St. Al's security staff who were also on foot nearby, the sergeant fired two rounds from his duty weapon. The mountain lion died instantly.

The carcass was then collected by Fish and Game.

Mountain Lion shot near the hospital
  • An Ada County Sheriff's sergeant fired two shots from his duty weapon to kill this 80-pound juvenile mountain lion late Wednesday near St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

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