Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Ventura County: Wildlife officials kill big cat

The Ventura County Star (registration required) reports that Federal game officials shot and killed a tiger near a Moorpark park this morning, after tracking it through residential and agricultual neighborhoods for more than a week.

"If the cat had gotten out of this area, there's no telling what could have happened," said Troy Swauger, California Department of Fish and Game official. "It's clear it was a public safety issue."

Read the rest here.

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