Proof: Des Moines, Iowa Cougar Killed

A cougar in a residential area of Des Moines, Iowa, was shot and killed by police (Oct. 2012). Jim Egan first saw the cougar in a neighbors backyard.

The cougar spotted Egan and they both watched each other as Egan called 911 and moved away. Police arrived and killed the young male cougar. I don't blame the police for shooting the cougar although I think it was unnecessary as a tranqualizer dart would have worked as well, but the cougar isn't worth 5 million dollars. And in this stupid day and age of multimillion dollar law suits any risk is unconsidered unacceptable.

The cougar is thought to be a young male that dispersed from its mother to find its own home.

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