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Published December 08, 2010, 10:25 AM

Officers kill SD mountain lion that killed ponies

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota wildlife officials have killed a mountain lion believed to have killed two ponies at a residence northwest of Rapid City.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota wildlife officials have killed a mountain lion believed to have killed two ponies at a residence northwest of Rapid City.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the lion was killed Tuesday when it returned to the pen where owner Susan Goodwin found the two dead ponies early Monday. A third pony survived the attack but was injured.

Luke Meduna with the state Game, Fish and Parks Department says the lion was a 2-year-old male that weighed 108 pounds.

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