Mountain lion euthanized after killing 5 sheep

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) -- Wildlife officials say they have euthanized a mountain lion that was responsible for killing five sheep near Cortez in southwestern Colorado.

Joe Lewandowski, a spokesman for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, tells us a dead sheep was used as bait, and the mountain lion was trapped and euthanized Thursday. He added that the lion was an older 100-pound female and likely would have gone after other livestock or pets if allowed to remain in the wild.

Jay Spinney says he was surprised when he saw the mountain lion devouring one of his sheep Wednesday and noticed there were another four sheep that had already been killed by the predator.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174034431 - nbc11news.com/a?a=174034431
Gray Television, Inc.