Cougar Shot in South Richland

Cougar Shot in South Richland
RICHLAND-- Authorities destroyed a cougar found in the basement of a home under construction in South Richland.

Details from Richland PD just into Action News:

On 4-15-11 at about 0914hrs, Richland Patrol Officers, along with an Officer from the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department, responded to 300 Soaring Hawk St. in Richland. The home is under construction and in the framing stage. When workers arrived at the house this morning, they discovered a cougar hiding in a basement nook.

Because of the location, the number of civilians in the area, and other safety considerations it was decided that there were no viable alternative other than destroying the animal. Officers shot and kill the cougar. There were no injuries to any humans. The cougar measured approximately 6 feet in length.