Monday afternoon a Mountain Lion was killed in Bourbon County Kentucky by wildlife officers. A women walking her dog on Redmond Road in Bourbon County spotted the animal; it spooked and climbed up a tree.
Local animal control authorities were called and the caller was instructed to call Fish and wildlife.
WHY WAS IT SHOT?
“Kentucky Fish and Wildlife program coordinator Steven Dobey said officers had to shoot the mountain lion because they didn’t have tranquilizers with them. He said it was nearly dark and if they waited for someone to bring them tranquilizers, the animal could have gotten away and posed a danger to the public.”
The body will be examined in Frankfort and more details will be released at a later date.
HOW BIG WAS IT?
“Fish and Wildlife officials examined the mountain lion Tuesday afternoon. They said it was a 125-pound male. They weren’t sure how old it was, but said it appeared to be fairly young.
ARE THERE MORE HERE?
Mountain lions are rare in Kentucky. Dobey said this was the first adult mountain lion they’ve captured in Kentucky. He said someone ran over a juvenile mountain lion in the late 90s.” from WKYT.
For those who say KFWLR has always denied any Mountain Lions living in Kentucky.
We first shared this story on our Facebook page it has created quite a stir over rather or not the animal should have been killed. We would love to hear your opinion.