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Mountain Lion Scare in Colfax

A mountain lion that was believed to be aggressively stalking hikers on the Stevens Trail outside of Colfax has been shot and killed by wildlife officials. Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden Mark Michilizzi says a hiker became trapped by the big cat over the weekend.
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A helicopter was called in as part of the rescue, and the mountain lion left the area, possibly scared off by the helicopter noise. Michilizzi says a warden returned to the trail the next day (Sunday).
Click here to listen to Warden Mark Michilizzi

Michillizzi says mountain lion sightings are rare, and its even more uncommon that a wildcat would act that agressively.

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