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Man threatened by mountain lion, kills lion


According to Biff Burton, Saratoga Game Warden, on Oct. 4 a hunter from Texas was threatened by a mountain lion in the Holroyd Park area, and ended up killing the predator.

Burton said the man was hunting deer when he encountered a mountain lion. The cat approached the hunter with its ears back, bearing its teeth and growling. The hunter backed up and the mountain lion continued to approach him. The hunter shot the lion at a distance of about 30 feet and killed it instantly with a single shot.

The hunter called Burton and informed him of the incident on Saturday. Burton and the hunter retu...

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