California Department of Fish and Game gives San Diego family permission to kill bobcat

SAN DIEGO - A Rancho Peñasquitos family was given permission to kill a bobcat after it ate 13 chickens and destroyed a fence.

The Mason family said the bobcat ate the chickens belonging to a neighbor then relaxed in the Mason's backyard.

The family was initially told by the California Department of Fish and Game that they could either squirt the bobcat with a hose or throw rocks at it.

The Department later gave the family permission to shoot the bobcat after a 10News report that aired last week. The family said its considering that route.

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