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Published December 28, 2010, 03:33 PM

ND Girl Shoots Cougar

A 15-year-old middle school student has bagged a mountain lion with the help of her dad, dogs and her great-grandfather's gun.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK — A 15-year-old middle school student has bagged a mountain lion with the help of her dad, dogs and her great-grandfather's gun.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Saje (SAGE) Beard killed the cougar on Dec. 18 near her home, about 15 miles southeast of Bismarck.

Biologists say the male cat was about 3 years old and weighed 122 pounds. The cougar was spotted by a neighbor who called Saje's father, Marty.

The Beards say they tracked the cougar with their dogs, which chased it up a big cottonwood tree. Saje says shot the animal with an old .30-30 Winchester that belonged to her great-grandfather.

Saje says about 40 neighbors have come by her home to see the big cat.

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