There have been three instances involving wildlife in residential areas within Sheridan County recently. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.
Two mountain lions within city limits within three weeks and one bear over the weekend trying to enter a home in Dayton is the type of wildlife/human interaction that officials with Game and Fish would like to eliminate. However; living where we do, occurrences are bound to happen from time to time. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says people can do their part by cutting down on attractants.
As far as why so many incidents lately?
Mischke explains what you should and shouldn't do when encountering large wildlife.
Of the three recent incidents, the bear in Dayton and the mountain lion on Emerson Street in Sheridan had to be destroyed. Mischke said that putting an animal down is never an easy thing to do for Game and Fish officials, and that people should contact the Game and Fish if they suspect any large animals are nearby.