Mountain lion startles Cody residents

2010-06-05T16:09:00Z Mountain lion startles Cody residentsGazette Wyoming Bureau The Billings Gazette
June 05, 2010 4:09 pm  • 

CODY — A mountain lion startled residents along Ina Avenue Friday, according to Park County Sheriff Scott Steward.

Steward said authorities were called in when a homeowner found the big cat lying outside, next to a back door.

Law enforcement officers and workers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tried to corner the mountain lion after it ran into a garage. But it bolted out and ran through nearby backyards, at one point passing within a few feet of an unsuspecting resident doing yard work.

Game and Fish workers eventually shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart and removed it from the area.

Steward said that it was rare to encounter a mountain lion in one of Cody’s residential neighborhoods.

Additional details on the incident were not immediately available.

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