The mountain lion bit the man's beagle, which was able to escape and run into the man's house "screaming." The newspaper reports the mountain lion left after the man came outside, but came back about an hour later. That's when the man shot it.
The Division of Wildlife says the man, who was not identified, acted properly. They don't expect to take action against him.
The shooting occurred at a home in the 100 block of Valley View Way.
Officials say the cougar, which had been tagged and collared for yet unknown reasons, had dragged a deer carcass into the man's yard.
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