Man Shoots, Kills Mountain Lion Attacking Puppy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado wildlife officials are considering whether to recommend charges against a man who says he shot a mountain lion that was attacking a puppy.

The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. Friday in a home near Gross Reservoir west of Boulder.

Colorado Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says laws protect people and their safety and their livestock but the shooting of this mountain lion falls within a gray area because it's a dog.

The puppy, one of three chained outside was expected to survive.

Wildlife officials confiscated the mountain lion.

At least two other mountain lion attacks have been reported in the area in the past month, including the September 2nd death of a pet miniature horse named Bodacious in the Nederland area southwest of Boulder, and the death of a 60-pound Australian shepherd in Nederland on September 27th.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10354487 - kktv.com/a?a=10354487