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By Paul Archipley

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Last updated 7/6/2021 at 12:44pm

Department of Fish & Wildlife trackers and their dogs had cornered the mountain lion up in a tree, and were waiting for a veterinarian to arrive with a tranquilizer gun.

The mountain lion, also known as a cougar or puma, had been feasting on residents’ pets for several months. It snatched dogs, cats, even a pair of goats, from the yards of homes lining the ridges along Big Gulch, Smuggler’s Gulch, and other densely wooded ravines from Mukilteo to Edmonds. Residents feared it was only a matter of time before a child might be attacked.

Finally, on this day in January 1993, trackers had ca...

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