Large mountain lion preying on sheep in Oklahoma killed

Posted at 1:21 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 15:21:30-04

CIMARRON COUNTY, Okla. -- A large mountain lion found killing livestock in Cimarron County was killed by an Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Wildlife Services officer.

In a news release Wednesday, the agency said a landowner reported that a mountain lion had been killing his sheep.

The game warden and Wildlife Services officer responded to investigate and determined that a mountain lion had entered a pen through a wire mesh fence.

The lion killed three sheep inside the pen and drug two of the sheep to the fence. The lion was unable to pull the sheep through the fence and left.

Around noon Saturday, the animal returned to feed on the sheep, but was spooked by the landowner’s daughter-in-law and ran off.

Later Saturday, the lion returned again and was killed.

The department says mountain lions are native to Oklahoma. Throughout the last 15 years, the department has confirmed about a dozen mountain lion sightings.

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