Watch out, Dad! It’s coming your way and boy is it mad!

WILLMAR, Minn. — The cougar that was captured in Willmar earlier this week will be spending the rest of its days at a big cat facility in Tennessee.
Tammy Quist of the Wildcat Sanctuary in Cedar picked up the cat from a veterinary clinic in Willmar just before noon Thursday. She was taking it to Chicago, where a representative from Tiger Haven of Kingston, Tenn., was to pick up the cat for the rest of the journey to its new home.

EARLIER ON UP WITH THE MOOSES: You think you all have problems with strays in your neighborhood? Look at what Animal Control had to “dart” just up the road from us (OK, a couple of hours up the road, but still in Minnesota).

WILLMAR, Minn. (Associated Press) — Police in Willmar say a cougar was captured near Kennedy Elementary School after being seen running through a residential neighborhood.Officers received a 911 call around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and found the cougar in a tree when they arrived. Before an officer with a tranquilizer gun arrived, the cougar left the tree and ran around the neighborhood.

School officials made sure all the children were inside and locked the doors.

The animal was lying under a large camper trailer and was shot with four doses of tranquilizer, then taken to a local veterinary clinic around 10:30.

Yes, you read that right: The cougar was outside an elementary school. Mmmmmm. Hey, when I’m hungry, I head to the Chinese buffet. That’s just nature in action.

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