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Mountain lion caught near Nevada casino

Mountain lion caught near Nevada casino

A mountain lion has been caught after trying to slip into a casino in downtown Reno, Nevada, ahead of the breakfast rush.
Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says the young male cat's behavior was "almost the equivalent of being a stupid teenager."
Healy says coming-of-age cougars often end up where they shouldn't after being chased out of a territory by adults.
Guests at Harrah's reported seeing the 100-pound (45-kilogram) cat trying to walk into the casino Friday morning. When the animal couldn't negotiate the revolving door, it hid under an outdoor stage in a nearby plaza.
State wildlife officials tranquilized the roughly 2-year-old cat and plan to release it into the wild after tagging it for participation in a University of Nevada, Reno study.
No injuries were reported.


Updated : 2021-04-22 08:59 GMT+08:00