Mountain lion killed in San Luis Obispo
July 7, 2010
A mountain lion was shot and killed in the backyard of a San Luis Obispo residence on the city’s northeast side on Tuesday night. [KEYT]
San Luis Obispo Police responded to a 911 call that reported a cougar was in a tree at a home on the 400 block of Jeffrey Street. Officers set up a perimeter and stood by while a San Luis Obispo Animal Services team attempted to tranquilize the large cat.
Their attempts failed and the lion attempted to jump a fence. Because of the danger the cat posed to the populated residential area, an officer shot and killed the cougar.