Relocation could have been an option for our recent Mountain Lion killing. Arizona laws are cruel for mountain lion, bear and coyote. Colorado for one gives these animals a chance, one/two times. Arizona law stated in August 13 Independent, states sedate and euthanize. All live deserves at least a second chance.
I ask what foods where out in the yard that the mountain lion was near other than dogs. The lion was calm, in a tree, until human life took over.
We the people are stealing wildlife habitat, a lot for second and third homes.
Time of day was mentioned in the article dusk and dawn. I have been lucky to see a few lion, all during other times without threat.
As we continue to take land from wildlife — humane need to learn how to avoid conflict. We can survive together, we must!