Authorities have shot and killed a mountain lion in western Iowa.
The police chief in Blencoe and a Monona County Sheriff's Deputy responded early Friday after someone reported seeing the animal.
The officers shot the adult male lion after finding him in a tree.
Officials believe the lion likely came from a state west of Iowa.
The lion will be analyzed to determine its age, feeding habits and place origin.
The Department of Natural Resources says wildlife protection isn't extended to mountain lions in Iowa.
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