Mountain Lion Reported in Sheridan

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Mountain Lion Reported in Sheridan

Game and Fish personnel with the Sheridan Region Office, along with officers from the Sheridan Police Department and the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office, responded to a report of a mountain lion in the North Heights subdivision in Sheridan the evening of May 14.

According to information from the Game and Fish, officers completed a thorough search of the area, but were unable to locate a mountain lion.

Two Game and Fish personnel responded to an earlier report of a mountain lion on the morning of April 25 near Mavrakis Pond and Hume Draw and were also unable to locate a mountain lion at that time. Mountain lions can be difficult to locate in some circumstances due to their secretive and solitary nature. Mountain lions are commonly found in areas where deer, a primary food source, is plentiful and cover is adequate. Most of Wyoming, including all of Sheridan County, is mountain lion and black bear habitat and these animals periodically move through residential areas.

Game and Fish asks the public to report sightings of mountain lions or bears in local communities to the Game and Fish office or other law enforcement agencies so personnel can investigate the report promptly. If an animal is located and captured, the Game and Fish will notify the public. Additionally, if there is evidence of a threat to public safety from wildlife, the Game and Fish will work with the Sheridan Police Department and the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office to keep the public updated.

Sightings of mountain lions or bears can be reported to the Game and Fish Sheridan Regional Office during regular business hours at 672-7418. After-hour calls can be sent to the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office at 675-2550 or the Sheridan Police Department at 672-2413.

SheridanWyoming.com

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