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Man shoots lion on porch

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, November 15th, 2012

By Jason Ferguson
A mountain lion met its fate on Carroll Creek Road, five miles south of Custer Nov. 5 after deciding to to a rest on the porch of a family’s home.
At about 8:30 p.m., a resident at the home heard a thumping noise on his front porch. When he opened the door, he looked to his left and saw a mountain lion lying on the porch, said John Kanta, Regional Wildlife Manager for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (GF&P). The man believes the thumping he heard was the lion’s tail twitching against the door.

A mountain lion met its fate on Carroll Creek Road, five miles south of Custer Nov. 5 after deciding to to a rest on the porch of a family’s home.

At about 8:30 p.m., a resident at the home heard a thumping noise on his front porch. When he opened the door, he looked to his left and saw a mountain lion lying on the porch, said John Kanta, Regional Wildlife Manager for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (GF&P). The man believes the thumping he heard was the lion’s tail twitching against the door.

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Bob Rehfeld
November 15th, 2012 at 10:09am

No doubt the shooting was justified as protection of life and property from a...sleeping mountain lion.

Carol Whitmore
November 16th, 2012 at 01:14am

I think you have it right,Bob. This just disgusts me beyond all... Wild horses--mountain lions - wolves Lets just kill everything we possibly can in the name of control and maintnance.It's BS in the highest form !!!!!

Norm
November 17th, 2012 at 08:58am

So Carol, are you also disgusted with the killing of precious unborn children? Or, is it only the taking of animal life that disgusts you?

Michelle
November 26th, 2012 at 16:39pm

Sleeping or not, my family would never take the chance of one of these taking out our small animals or livestock, let alone our children. Heck, they have taken out grown adults before, just Google it. Bear, mountain lion, wild pigs....no matter where you live, they all pose a threat if they feel comfortable enough to lay on your porch. Not taking them out would be ignorant and certainly a risk. Yes, they are gorgeous animals, but safety comes first when they are that close. And my family's lives are worth more than them....always!

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