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Young Male Mountain Lion Shot in Sheridan County

LINCOLN – A young male mountain lion was shot and killed on the evening of March 8 approximately 5 miles south of Whiteclay in Sheridan County.

A homeowner and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling come from under the porch of the farmhouse. They found the cat growling at them from under the porch. The cat was shot after the homeowner could not get the cat to leave. The incident was reported to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department, which contacted the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The cat weighed approximately 40 pounds and was approximately 4-5 months of age. It appeared to be in poor condition and likely had suffered earlier injuries.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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