Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WA: Man Tending Goats Uses Handgun to Shoot Mountain Lion

LEAVENWORTH, Wash - A rural Leavenworth resident who keeps a herd of goats noticed a young cougar sitting in a tree nearby Wednesday, and fatally shot the animal.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Ofc. Eric Boyd investigated, and said yesterday the landowner did not act improperly. "There was no violation," Boyd said. "It had the appearance of defending themselves and their property."

The landowner, in the area of East Leavenworth Road, had been warned by a neighbor that a cougar had been seen crossing property nearby. Armed with a handgun while tending the goats, the landowner spotted the cougar in the tree and fired.
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