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Huge stuffed cougar has a new home Des Moines police museum


A piece of Des Moines Police history is now on display in the department's archives. The stuffed and mounted addition isn't what you would expect to find at a police museum.

"Quite unusual to have a mountain lion within the city limits in any city," says Des Moines Sgt. Jason Halifax.

Last October, police shot and killed a mountain lion wandering through a north Des Moines neighborhood.

"I think for safety reasons, they really was no other choice," says neighbor Kari Opperman.

Now, the more than six-foot long cougar has a new home in the Des Moines Police Museum.

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