The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports a landowner killed the one-and-a-half year old mountain lion in his yard south of Chadron in Dawes County. The man shot the cat when it came near both his house and a chicken coop. The cougar weighed approximately 63 pounds.
The landowner notified Game and Parks about the kill in accordance with state law, according to Game and Parks. The body of the animal has been handed over to Game and Parks.