Hence The Name…

mercury-cougar-1aYou know, we like to joke about our feline friends that prowl slopes above the San Gabriel Valley. But every now and then, it gets real.

Last week, Arcadia police took down a 140 pound cougar in the backyard of a residence in the foothill community.

From the SGV Tribune:

Officers said the mountain lion had just mauled a dog to death and was charging at police when they shot the cat with an assault weapon. Arcadia police Sgt. Dean Caputo said the mountain lion – believed to be a 140-pound female – may have been the same cat that killed a dog in Arcadia a few days earlier and attacked two dogs in Glendora last week. One was killed.”

Read about it  here and here.

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