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Mountain Lion Enters Home

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It was quite a scene in Wilsall on Tuesday when one homeowner walked upstairs to find a mountain lion. The mountain lion broke through a screen window and was on the bed.

The homeowner quickly closed the door to the room and called Montana's Fish Wildlife and Parks.

FWP Spokesperson Andrea Jones said this particular incident was odd as there was no attractant bringing the animal into the home such as small children or another animal.

"When they've recently, been abandoned or kicked off by their mother, which happens about a year and a half that animal sometime will face real hardships," Jones said. "They don't really know how to hunt yet, they don't know how to sustain themselves, so often they will resort to drastic measures like entering a home."


Jones said the mountain lion was tranquilized and transported to Bozeman where it was later euthanized. Jones said the mountain lion was about two years old and about 90 pounds.

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