Mountain lion found in backyard

Officials used a tranquilizer dart to capture this cougar in a back yard in Tulsa. A friend from the area tells me this address is "just northwest of downtown Tulsa, not far from Tulsa Country Club."

A wildlife official quoted in the story says cougars are rare in Oklahoma, but folks in the Western part of the state might dispute that. They are certainly rare in urban yards, which suggests this one may be an escaped pet.

(Thanks to Matt O. for the news tip.)

Mountain lion found in backyard taken to Tulsa Zoo | Tulsa World

Another pet cougar:



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