Mountain Lion Returned to Wild After Nevada Casino Visit
—Chad Love They say curiosity killed the cat, but for one enterprising Nevada mountain lion, all curiosity got him was...
They say curiosity killed the cat, but for one enterprising Nevada mountain lion, all curiosity got him was a tranquilizer dart in the ass and a one-way ride out of town.
From this story on wtvr.com:
A nearly 100-pound mountain lion was returned to the wild in Nevada Saturday after a trip through downtown Reno. Authorities said the male lion tried to get into Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on Friday morning. Guests at the casino reported seeing the cat try to walk into the casino, but it couldn’t figure out the revolving door, so it hit under an outdoor stage. Wildlife officials were able to subdue the animal with a tranquilizer dart.
You know, lion, you’re better off just staying in the hills and chasing deer, anyway. You’re not missing much, really. I went to a Nevada casino, once. I wandered around the floor in the wee hours of the morning watching the zombies, had one overpriced drink, lost two bucks in a slot machine and then, curiosity sated, I got the hell out of there as fast as I could, never to return. I strongly suggest you do the same. It’s healthier.