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Homeowners Speak Out About Mountain Lion Entering Their Home

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WILSALL - It's a story to tell for a long time, a mountain lion entering a home in Wilsall this week.

"We automatically assumed that it was a house cat or a gopher," said Cody DuBuc, homeowner.

"The only thing I could think of was what would of happened if the dogs were there," said Molly DuBuc, homeowner.

The mountain lion entered into the kitchen then made his way over to the closet.

"I don't know what attracted him to the closet, but he decided to turn off the hot water," said Cody.

The mountain lion then made his way to the master bedroom, where he did most of his damage including breaking a TV, scratching up the dressers and a picture frame.

"He busted up the TV, chew through our shower hose, so we have to replace that," said Cody. "He also broke a couple bowls and chewed some of our furniture."

When Fish Wildlife and Parks arrived, they locked the mountain lion in the bathroom.

"I looked around the corner of the bathroom and thought was the biggest cat I've ever seen in my life," said Cody. "He had a field day in there. He buried all my wife's toiletries, turned on the water, which led to our bathroom being flooded."

He ended spending about two hours in the bath tub where he managed to tear up and break the shower head.

"He kind of made camp in there for a couple hours," said Cody.

"The most daunting piece was the tub," said Molly. "The wildlife people said that because they had to tranquilize him in there that any blood might have that medication in there."

FWP tranquilized and transported the animal to Bozeman where he was later euthanized. Cody said he's never seen anything like this before.

"Anything's unpredictable here, it's their country too," said Cody.

FWP Officials said the mountain lion was about two years old and weighed about 90 pounds. They also say this incident was unusual as there was nothing obvious that attracted the mountain lion into the home like a pet or small children.

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