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Mountain Lion Euthanized After Killing Dog In Evergreen

EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials had to make the difficult decision to euthanize a mountain lion that had killed a dog in Evergreen, because the wild cat was too sick.

Officers trapped the mountain lion on Monday after it was seen wandering through downtown Evergreen.

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(credit: Allison E.)

The mountain lion was examined by a veterinarian and found to weigh only 80 pounds. The lion was very malnourished and would likely not survive the winter.

A necropsy will help CPW determine what led to the mountain lion's condition.

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