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December 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Douglas County man kills 50-pound cougar

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The Associated Press

CHELAN FALLS – The state Fish and Wildlife Department says a Douglas County man shot and killed a young cougar that fought with his dog.

The agency says the dog was scratched in the fight Saturday afternoon near the man’s home where his children were playing in the yard.

The Wenatchee World reports the man heard his dogs making a commotion and found a dead deer about three-quarters of a mile from his home on McNeil Canyon Road. His dogs chased the cougar and he shot it.

The wildlife agency says the 50-pound cougar was likely too small to take down a deer, so agents are monitoring the area to make sure the mother doesn’t cause any problems.

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