- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska Humane Society official says the right call was made in the fatal shooting of a mountain lion rather than trying to capture it.

According to local media reports, three Omaha police officers used shotguns to kill a 120-pound mountain lion that was lying on the ground near the Project Harmony child protection center Wednesday.

Mark Langan, vice president of field operations for the Humane Society, says the organization contacted the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium about “a proper dosage” to immobilize the big cat. The society decided it was best to shoot it because mountain lions can become unpredictable when tranquilized.

Afterward, it was discovered that the cat had a broken leg.

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