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Mountain lion removed from tree in California backyard

Firefighters are well known for their cat-rescuing skills. But members of San Bernardino County Fire department faced a bigger challenge than your average trapped tabby when called to a home in California on Saturday.

Idaho woman grabs young cougar while breaking up a 'dog fight'

MACKAY, Idaho (AP) - Idaho wildlife officials say a woman who thought she was breaking up a dog fight quickly realized she'd grabbed hold of a young mountain lion.The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wrote in a prepared statement Monday that the woman thought her dog was fighting with another dog outside their home in Mackay (MACK-kee) on Jan. 30 when she started pulling the animals apart.