Mountain lion killed in Scottsbluff

Posted at 10:35 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 23:35:35-05

Authorities have killed a mountain lion that was found on the front porch of a home in Scottsbluff. Police say the animal was first reported around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. It was darted with a tranquilizing agent and then euthanized by a veterinarian. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission policy is to kill mountain lions found within city limits in order to ensure the safety of residents.