Police Expect House Cat, Get Cougar

By: Associated Press Email
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A police officer didn't think much of a call to shoo off a bothersome "kitty cat" at a home in Casper, Wyo.

Then the officer arrived at the home of Beverly Hood. It was no ordinary domestic feline — but a male mountain lion weighing 80 to 90 pounds.

Officer Mike Ableman says he ran for cover inside Hood's home when he saw the cougar.

Hood says she was inside when she first saw the mountain lion lying on her porch Monday. Hood says the lion hissed at her, but she wasn't scared.

She called 911, animal control and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Hood reported that she had a bothersome "big cat." A dispatcher told Ableman that it was a house cat.

A game warden tranquilized the mountain lion and the animal was relocated.


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