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Big Cat Thwarted by Casino's Revolving Doors

Mountain Lion

In Reno this week a mountain lion was returned to the wild after being captured at Harrah's Hotel and Casino Friday morning. Unable to enter the casino because of the revolving doors, the cat hid under a nearby outdoor stage until wildlife officials were able to capture it with the aid of a tranquilizer dart. Wildlife officials fitted the animal with a GPS for future tracking.

As wildlife habitat is reduced, the frequency of encounters with wild animals goes up. Luckily in this instance nobody, including the big cat, was harmed.

Image credit: California Department of Fish and Game photo

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