LINCOLN – A Sheridan County landowner on March 21 shot a young mountain lion that had approached his chicken coop. The lion did not flee when the landowner walked within 15 yards of it.
The mountain lion was a 30-pound female. No evidence of additional mountain lion activity was found at the time of the incident. The landowner immediately called the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, as required by law.
Landowners are allowed to protect their livestock from predators, including mountain lions.
Anyone with photographs or other evidence of mountain lions should contact Game and Parks.