Portlanders upset after wild cougar euthanized

, Posted: Mon, July 7 2014 at 10:31 AM, Updated: Mon, July 7 2014 at 11:03 AM

Portlanders upset after wild cougar euthanized

Portland, Ore -- (KGW) Residents in a Northeast Portland neighborhood say they were shocked to find out the state chose to euthanize a cougar after it was safely tranquilized outside a home.

Many of the people who watched as wildlife experts captured the cougar figured he would be relocated.

But instead, officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife chose to euthanize him, saying he had lost his fear of people.

Wildlife officials say there's never been a reported human attack by a mountain lion in Oregon History.

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