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Aitkin County resident Lori Hart washes a laceration on her horse Molly's leg Mo

Large, wild cat attacks horse in Aitkin County

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Horse owner Lori Hart of rural Aitkin wants other livestock owners to know there are large wild cats out there that are attacking horses.

Last week her 900-pound quarter horse mare, Molly, was mauled by a cat that a Pierz veterinarian confirmed was either a mountain lion or a cougar. The cat, Hart said, took “a big old chunk out of her hindquarters.” She said the veterinarian’s office said a similar attack took place on calf less than a month ago.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
(218) 855-5860
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