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Richland Police Shoot Cougar

RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland Police Officers shot and killed a cougar early Friday morning. Police and an officer from Washington Fish and Wildlife were called to a home under construction when workers arrived and discovered the cougar in a basement nook.

Because of the location, the number of civilians in the area, and other safety considerations it was decided that there were no viable alternative other than destroying the animal. Officers shot and kill the cougar. There were no injuries to any humans. The cougar measured approximately 6 feet in length.

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