Monday, May 04, 2009

Pregnant cougar escapes in Florida

Sunday, May 03, 2009

POINCIANA, Fla. — Wildlife officials are looking for a pregnant cougar that escaped into the woods in central Florida while being transferred to a cage.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the cougar escaped Saturday while being prepared for a trip to the veterinarian for a cesarean section.

Jungle Adventures in Christmas has a permit to own the cougar.

Officials say the cougar was born in captivity and is named Sierra. The cat's front paws are declawed and it's wearing a collar.

Sierra isn't known to be vicious, but anyone seeing the cougar is urged to call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 1-888-404-3922.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518748,00.html

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