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June 28, 2013

Authorities say dog attacked by mountain lion

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Authorities in Bartlesville say a small dog had to be euthanized after being attacked by what appears to have been a mountain lion.

Officials say the Schnauzer was grabbed by a big cat early Wednesday in the back yard of a residence.

The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports Police Chief Tom Holland is advising residents to be cautious after dark. The chief says young children and pets should stay indoors at night.

Holland noted that mountain lions roam for miles so it may not be possible to capture the feline.

Aside from the unfortunate Schnauzer, the chief says no other incidents have been reported.

According to Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the only documented cases of mountain lions in Oklahoma since 2004 are:

• 2004 — Radio collared male killed by train near Red Rock. Came from the Black Hills of South Dakota.

• 2006 — Cimarron County was depredating on an individual’s goats and was killed.

• 2009 — Tillman County along Red River seen on trail cam on private land.

• 2009 — Atoka County trail cam photo on private land.

• 2010 — Cimarron County lion killed by hunters.

• 2010 — Texas County Radio collared male released by Colorado Division of Wildlife in north central Colorado on Oct.  30, 2009. On April 3, 2010, it walked into the Oklahoma Panhandle.

• 2011 — Female captured in Tulsa. DNA linked to Black Hills of South Dakota.

• July 2011 — Trail cam photo north of Sand Springs.

• Oct. 12, 2011 — Osage County trail cam photo. Most likely same animal from July trail cam photo.

• Oct. 26, 2011 — Osage County trail cam photo. Most likely same animal from July trail cam photo

• Nov. 8, 2011 — Sub-adult male hit by motorist on U.S. 81 near Minco.

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