When Chad Strenge of Colman, SD heard his Jack Russell raising a fuss Tuesday, he figured the terrier had treed a cat, like he often does. ”He trees cats all the time,” Strenge said. Jack had indeed found a feline—of the mountain lion variety. Strenge used a 12-gauge shotgun to fatally shoot the cougar, an act the SD Game, Fish and Parks Department has determined was justified. Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
A teenage girl driving home from babysitting at about 1 a.m. Sunday morning in Divide, Colo. said she was knocked to the ground from behind by a mountain lion when she stopped to check if her car had a flat tire. “I turned and jumped and I got a paw in my shoulder,” said Kendra Rutter, who received cuts to her shoulder and leg. KKTV.com.
Authorities with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources this week denied the most recent rumors of a mountain lion sighting in the state, this time in Leelanau County. News of the alleged sighting and photo was confirmed by the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (not a state agency), which confirmed the animal was a cougar. The DNR disagreed, saying the photo showed a domestic cat, nothing more. The Record-Eagle.