Mountain lion shot and killed near Scottsbluff, Neb.

Nebraska game officials shot and killed a mountain lion Monday night after it was found in the front yard of a home three miles north of Scottsbluff, Neb.

According to a news release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, a conservation officer responded to a call about 9:45 p.m. Monday of a big cat near a Scottsbluff area home. The report says two teenagers were jumping on a trampoline in their front yard when their dog began barking at a nearby tree. The children spotted the cougar on a branch and immediately ran back into the house to inform their father, who then called game officials.

The mountain lion was shot after it was determined, in accordance with Game and Parks protocol, to be a threat to humans, according to the news release. The cat was a 67 pound female and appeared to be a young adult. It did not appear to have had kittens.

There have been 118 confirmed mountain lion sightings in Nebraska since 1991.

bigcatrescue.org

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