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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Troy Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 9, 2007 at 12:29 PM
    It's a bad situation for the mountain lion and the dog but the guy had to do what he had to do. What do you expect? There should be no charges.
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10354487 -
Gray Television, Inc.