NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- A deputy shot and killed a 50-pound feline -- a jaguar or leopard that may have been dumped by its owner -- after a woman reported the animal pawing at her door.
The origin of the well-fed, declawed black cat remained a mystery, but authorities said it did not appear to have been living in the wild.
It took repeated shotgun blasts and several bullets from Cpl. Donn Hall's .45-caliber handgun to bring down the cat Monday after it twice charged at him, the Newton County Sheriff's Department said. Hall was not injured.