Cougar shot dead in Chicago
A 150 pound cougar was shot dead by police who feared attack on the streets of Chicago after he had been roaming the city for several days, officials said. Chicago Tribune
The cougar was shot in Roscoe Village neighborhood, though no one knew where it had come from. WBZTV
There had been several sightings of the cougar throughout the city, police said.Chicago Tribune
Frank Hirschmann saw the cougar, and was frightened, he said. "I seen a mountain lion jump a six-foot fence like it was nothing right by my house," he said.
Upon receiving the first call of the sighting on Monday morning, Animal Control used guns with tranquilizers in them, but had switched to bullets by the time it was found. Chicago Tribune
"It's a shame to lose such a beautiful animal, but it had to be done," said witness Ed McCarthy. WBZTV