Police shot a mountain lion just outside the city limits of Chicago a year or 2 ago. They cornered it in a dead end ally and said they "had" to shoot it because it turned on them. Hmm, I wonder what they expected would happen when you corner a lion. There had been unconfirmed sightings for 3-4 years prior to that.
There are probably more of them roaming around than people realize. The popular theory is that they travel along river banks by night, which aren't heavily developed or populated, and feed off of deer, rabbits, racoons and other small critters.
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