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Mountain lion takes nap on man's couch in home near Grassy Butte

A mountain lion decided to take a nap on a man's couch in western North Dakota near Grassy Butte Wednesday evening and the homeowner was not pleased -- he shot the kitty.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials say the homeowner killed the 38-pound mountain lion kitten.

Chief game warden Robert Timian said in a press release the homeowner discovered the kitten lying on his couch, he grabbed a .22 pistol, shot it and then contacted Game and Fish.

The lion apparently killed four domestic cats in the house, and other domestic cats were present, so it's possible it was attracted to the house by cat scent, Timian added.

See Friday's Dickinson Press for more on the story.