14-year-old boy kills mountain lion

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - -

A South Dakota teenager has shot and killed a mountain lion that attacked several animals on his family's property in the southwest part of the state.

The Rapid City Journal reported that the mountain lion killed a goat, duck, cat and chicken Sept. 20 in Custer.

Lila Streff says she saw one of her goats lying on the ground and that she also saw "a trail of destruction from the chicken coop with a dead cat, a dead duck and a bunch of chicken feathers."

So her 14-year-old son, Dalton Streff, took shelter in a children's playhouse in the backyard, armed with a rifle in anticipation of the 70-pound animal's return. When it did he shot it. Dalton said "When I shot it, it jumped about 20 feet and then did a face plant."

 

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