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Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputy Lee Anderson shows a mountain lion that was struck and killed Friday night on Carr Lake Road. Photo courtesy Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

Motorist strikes, kills big cat

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About 10:40 p.m. Friday, a vehicle struck and killed a mountain lion on the Schoolcraft River Bridge on Carr Lake Road Southwest.

Blane Klemek, assistant area wildlife manager for the DNR, said biologists at the DNR Forest Wildlife Populations and Research Group have taken the mountain lion for examination. He said they determined the cat was a sub-adult male about 2 years old.

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