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A New Meaning to the Phrase “Lost in Translation”

What happened in this game of telephone with a mountain lion and local police in Wyoming.

When Officer Mike Ableman was called to shoo a housecat off a woman’s porch in Wyoming, he hardly expected to encounter a 90-lb male mountain lion.

Beverly Hood, the homeowner, called for help when she saw the cougar snoozing on her porch. Like a game of “Telephone,” something got lost in translation, and the control center dispatcher told Officer Ableman that a housecat was bothering the woman. Imagine his surprise when he climbed onto the porch and found the napping cougar.

An officer from the Wyoming Fish and Game Department was summoned to tranquilize the cat and relocate it.

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