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Cougar found, killed near school

July 25, 2013 • Local News

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Southeast Main and Chisum Streets, around 8 p.m. Wednesday, where a member of the public had spotted a cougar, or mountain lion. The officer located the animal walking near Pecos Elementary, 600 E. Hobbs St. Additional officers and deputies from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office joined in the search. The cougar wandered through a yard and jumped the fence. He became cornered and New Mexico Game and Fish recorded photographs where he pawed at the entrance to the school.

According to the police report, the big cat then Login to read more

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