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Colorado Man Sets Trap Then Kills Cougar

After losing some of his goats in the night, a farmer in Colorado decided to set a trap to catch the animal responsible. He put the dead goats inside a shed with a propped open door that would spring shut and lock in the culprit. Assuming he would catch a coyote or two, the man was surprised to find a mountain lion trapped in the shed the next morning. The cat was believed to be about two years old, likely new to hunting without mom and still looking for a home range. After speaking with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and concluding that lions are "extremely dangerous," the owner shot and killed the cougar with his hunting rifle. The Colorado DOW came and picked up the carcass the next day and will reimburse the man for his livestock losses.



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