Posted: Sep 25, 2013 5:36 PM by John Emeigh - MTN News
Updated: Sep 26, 2013 7:52 AM
A mountain lion was shot and killed by a game warden in Anaconda Tuesday evening after the animal was found hiding underneath a pickup truck in the backyard of a residence.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Joe Kambic says he killed the approximately 100-pound male lion, because it was in a populated neighborhood on the east side of Anaconda. The cougar may have killed one or two pet cats in town, Kambic said.
No one was injured in the incident.
Rick Gebhardt, 62, told KXLF Wednesday that he called 911 after he and his wife discovered mountain lion in their backyard at 1204 Elaine Drive about 6 p.m. He said the mountain lion had killed one of his cats before he discovered the lion in his yard.