January 27, 2009
Authorities Kill Cougar Near Nebraska High School
By Dave Hurteau
From an AP story in the Journal Star:
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a Scottsbluff police officer shot a mountain lion that had wandered into a neighborhood.
Conservation officer Scott Brandt says the 70-pound female cat was seen in a tree near Scottsbluff High School on Sunday morning. When she came down from the tree, the police officer shot her, causing critical injuries.