By Associated Press - Monday, October 15, 2018

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - State wildlife officials shot and killed a young mountain lion in the Deadwood area for safety reasons.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports the lion was killed Tuesday, a day after being spotted near Deadwood’s Welcome Center carrying a dead deer down a walking path.

Trenton Haffley with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks says the 1 1/2-year-old, 77-pound male lion was located by the state houndsman and his dogs just outside of town the next day.


Information from: Black Hills Pioneer,

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