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Mountain lion shot by police in Monona County


An adult male mountain lion was shot and killed by police in Blencoe Friday morning.

The Blencoe police chief and a Monona County sheriff's deputy were called to a home in Blencoe for a mountain lion sighting just after midnight.

When they arrived, the mountain lion was in a tree.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the officers then shot the mountain lion.

The DNR will test the lion to determine its age, what it's been eating and do DNA tests to determine place of origin.  They say it will be mounted and put on display in Monona County.

Iowa law does not protect mountain lions.

The DNR believes this mountain lion was pushed from its native area by older, dominant males from somewhere west of Iowa.

If you see a mountain lion, you can report it to local authorities or the DNR.


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