Cougar caught in Utah

June 4, 2008 1:07:46 PM PDT
A young female cougar led police on a bit of a chase through a neighborhood in West Jordan, Utah, before being taken into custody. The animal is about 18 month old, and probably just left her mother, according to wildlife officials who used tranquilizers to catch the cat.

After being hit with the tranquilizer, she jumped the fence and ran for four blocks before police caught up with her.

Officials said neighbors helped them catch the animal by staying alert.

The cougar fell asleep in the cage, but when she wakes up will be released back into the nearby mountains.


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