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No charges for Boulder man who shot mountain lion

BOULDER, Colorado ” A Boulder, Colorado man who shot and killed a mountain lion that bit his dog won’t face charges.

State wildlife officials say they won’t take action because the man felt threatened. His name hasn’t been released.

The man shot the mountain lion Sunday. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says the cat had apparently gone to retrieve a deer carcass it had stashed on the man’s property in north Boulder when it attacked the dog.

The dog survived.

The mountain lion had tags in both ears and a radio collar. Churchill says it’s unclear whether the cat was collared because of previous run-ins with people or if it had been trapped and collared as part of an ongoing study in the Boulder area.