What to do if you Spot a Mountain Lion

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Local law enforcement were called to Bismarck city limits for a potential mountain lion sighting. 

Members of Game and Fish responded to the scene, which was the Hay Creek area between Century Avenue and 43rd Avenue to the North. 

They tell us they walked the entire area and did not flush out any mountain lions and did not see any mountain lion tracks. 

However, the potential for a mountain lion in this area is not out of the ordinary. 

Younger males are leaving their initial homes, looking to create their own pride. 

The Game and Fish Department says they need a lot of space, the kind of space not available to support current mountain lion populations in North Dakota 

“I would say just walkaway- generally any large predator has a chase instinct-and if you runaway you could potentially trigger that,” said Robert Timian, Chief Game Warden of ND Game and Fish. 

They also want you to call your local law enforcement agencies and report any sightings. 

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