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GF&P darts mountain lion at Spearfish home

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GF&P darts mountain lion at Spearfish home
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SPEARFISH (AP) — A wildlife official says a mountain lion that was found in a tree at a Spearfish home was tranquilized and later released a few miles away in a rural area.

South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Game Warden Mike Apland tells the Rapid City Journal that a Spearfish couple enjoying an early morning cup of coffee on their deck Wednesday noticed the cougar in the tree and called authorities.

Apland says a dog likely had chased the young male mountain lion up the pine tree.

He says wildlife officials shot a dart at the cougar and waited a few minutes for the drug to take effect.

Apland says the slumbering lion was taken down from the tree and released several miles away in a wooded area.

Associated Press
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