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That's not a house cat...

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Two Gimlet residents told state wildlife officials they arrived home last week to find a mountain lion in their house. Department of Fish and Game conservation officer Lee Garwood says he was called to the house on Sept. 3, but did not see the cougar. The Idaho Mountain Express reports a woman and her son arrived home to see the cougar standing by a set of open French doors. Garwood says he believes the cougar entered through the doors. The cougar turned and left when it saw the residents. Garwood said since the cat reacted as it should have, they will not try to trap it. Garwood advised people living in areas where mountain lions have been spotted to keep ground-level doors closed.

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