A mountain lion was spotted within Gillette city limits in Wyoming. However, according to Basin Radio Network, the mountain lion has now been captured and will be “relocated.”
“The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently responded to reports from the public of a mountain lion within Gillette city limits,” a news release from the department said.
In the early morning hours of March 28, 2023, “video of a mountain lion was captured on a home security camera in the Chara Hills neighborhood of southeast Gillette. The homeowner shared the video with South Gillette Game Warden Andrew Enscore. He verified the footage was of a mountain lion and also identified lion tracks in the area,” the release said.
On the morning of March 29, the Gillette Police Department “was notified of security camera footage of a mountain lion taken at approximately 1 a.m. at a business on 6th Street east of South Douglas Highway. Warden Enscore reviewed this footage as well and verified the animal as a mountain lion,” according to the release.
“Mountain lions can be difficult to locate in some circumstances due to their secretive and solitary nature and the large distances they regularly travel. Game and Fish asks the public to report any additional sightings of mountain lions in Gillette to Game and Fish or other law enforcement agencies so personnel can investigate the report promptly,” the release says, adding:
“Most of Wyoming is mountain lion and black bear habitat and these animals periodically move through residential areas. Mountain lions are commonly found in areas where deer, a primary food source, are plentiful and cover is adequate.”
Sightings can be reported to:
Gillette Police Department - 307-682-5155
WGFD Stop Poaching Hotline - 1-877-WGFD-TIP
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office - 307-682-7271
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