Mountain Lion Invades Home

Michelle Bese of Salida, Colorado was sitting at the table with her five-year-old while her other child slept in another room. One her five dogs came in through the dog door and was followed by a cougar! Bese grabbed her son and hid in the bedroom where the two-year-old was and called 911. Sheriff's deputies helped the family escape through a window.
"I looked in a bedroom window and could see a dog which I believed to be dead," said Division of Wildlife area manager Jim Aragon. "The lion was in the same room, so I pounded on the window and side of the house in an attempt to get the lion to leave through one of the open doors."

Eventually, Aragon and wildlife officer Kim Woodruff, along with Chaffee County Sherriff's deputy Rod Lane, entered the home through the back bedroom window. They found the cougar in a room directly across the hall.

"We cracked the door open wide enough to see the lion and were able to shoot it with a tranquilizer dart," Aragon said.

One dog died from injuries and two dogs lost one eye each. The cougar, believed to be starving, was euthanized. Link -via Arbroath

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Looks like no one really read the article. These were small, toy dogs. I'm surprised some of them are even alive - yet alone, surprised that one died of injuries and not 'cause the mountain lion ate it!

Either way, sad story all around.
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Why is it that when the cougar kills a pet people say it is just doing what nature intended but when the mother gets help to protect her children she is "violating" the natural way?

It is sad that the animal died but as a species, saving our kind is more of an imperative than biodiversity
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