#HeadsUp: Mountain lion activity confirmed in Lander city limits

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(Lander, WY) – On Tuesday, December 28th County 10 received reports of mountain lion presence in Lander, later confirmed by Wyoming Game and Fish Lander Region Information and Education Specialist Rene Schell.

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Schell confirmed that their offices received reports late Monday evening, and on Tuesday morning Game and Fish employees located tracks consistent with those of mountain lions in McManus Park.

Schell stated that the proper authorities are aware of the activity and addressing concerns/sightings accordingly.

Schell also commented that mountain lion activity is very common along rivers where deer roam, and that the most common times for mountain lions to be on the prowl are dawn, dusk, and at night.

Schell also advised that bear spray can be used as a defense for anyone looking for some form of protection.

Please remember:

  • Report any mountain lion sightings or activity to Wyoming Game and Fish at 307-332-2688 or (800)-442-2767
  • Keep pets leashed in areas where activity has been documented
  • Do NOT feed wildlife
  • Never approach, or run from a mountain lion
County 10 photo.
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