Mary Helen Cogdill took this photo Sept. 11 as the mountain lion crossed through her yard on Bordeaux Road. The Nebraska Game and Parks is reporting that a landowner shot a cougar Friday five miles east of Chadron. Courtesy photo
The landowner photographed a cougar Sept. 11 from her kitchen as the mountain lion wandered through her yard. She contacted Game and Parks after that incident and a release from G&P says she began carrying a rifle with her while doing chores.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
An investigation by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has determined that a local resident was justified in killing a mountain lion Sept. 17 near her home five miles southeast of Chadron.
On Friday, while helping free a goat that was stuck in her fence, the landowner saw a cougar watching her and the goat from the grass at the edge of the pen. She shot the lion and contacted Game and Parks as required by law.
The G&P news release says the cougar was an 82-pound female in good condition. The carcass was transported to the agency’s office in Alliance and will be sent to headquarters in Lincoln for further review.
Mountain lions are protected in Nebraska as a game animal unless they are in the act of stalking, killing or consuming livestock, or are determined to be a threat to human safety.