Mountain lion killed in Belen
November 08, 2018 07:42 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A mountain lion was killed in Belen Tuesday night.
Residents said a man was out looking for nuisance raccoons when he came across the mountain lion. They said he shot it while it was in a tree.
At least one man suspects the mountain lion could’ve been hunting his livestock.
"Now it looks like I've lost something,” said AJ Solis, who is missing a goat. "That mountain lion might've gotten that little girl's brother there, I believe. They don't just disappear."
Neighbors said it’s extremely rare to see mountain lions so close to town.
It's legal to shoot a mountain lion in New Mexico without a license but only if that mountain lion killed livestock or presented a danger to human life.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish said the shooting was justified.
Updated: November 08, 2018 07:42 PM
Created: November 07, 2018 06:44 PM
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