RATON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officers have killed a cougar in a Raton neighborhood after it reportedly attacked a puppy on a woman's front porch.
The woman called 911 on Thursday night, saying she saw a small cougar attack her puppy.
She later told officers that she had lost another puppy a few days before and also was missing several cats.
Officers found cougar tracks and blood near the woman's porch and say the cougar climbed a tree near the home.
A subsequent necropsy confirmed that the young female cougar recently had eaten a puppy.
Conservation Officer Clint Henson said the cougar might have been drawn to the woman's house because a neighbor was feeding feral cats.