Emaciated Mountain Lion Euthanized in Northern Wyoming
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials have euthanized a mountain lion suspected of killing a deer fawn and a house cat in northern Wyoming.
Luke Ellsbury, a biologist with Wyoming Game and Fish, says the department received word of a dead deer cached in the backyard of a home in Cody on Monday. The partially eaten house cat was found nearby.
Wildlife officials captured a young female mountain lion at the home and decided to put it down because it was sick and emaciated.
A full necropsy is planned at the Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory lab in Laramie.