TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona authorities are looking for the person who shot and mortally wounded a mountain lion in central Tucson.
An Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman says the cat was euthanized after biologists determined it was unlikely to survive.
The Arizona Daily Star reports the mountain lion was found Friday morning. Authorities believe it walked 200 yards and climbed a six-foot chain-link fence before it was found, based on the trail of blood.
A valid hunting license and a mountain lion tag are required for hunters to harvest mountain lions in Arizona, according to the Game and Fish Department.
The agency keeps a list of all the lions that are legally harvested each year.
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