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Mountain lion shot and killed in Slater

GUERNSEY (WNE) – As local ranchers Jeb and Lalonda Baker were sipping an early morning cup of coffee and looking out toward the horizon, they wondered why their dog was out agitating the cattle. When the dog came walking in between them, they knew something else was out near the calf pen.

As Baker grabbed a pair of binoculars and took a closer look, all he could say was, “it’s a lion,” before heading for the gun cabinet.

This mountain lion was a 130-pound male that was on the prowl close to Normandy Road on the Baker ranch in Slater.

Although more lions...