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Mountain lion spotted near UM campus

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 14:12:47-04

MISSOULA - A mountain lion was spotted on the Kim Williams trail in Missoula over the weekend.

The University of Montana Police Department issued an alert that stated the animal was seen between the gate on the west end of the trail and mile marker one.

No other reports have been made but UMPD advises to contact them at 406-243-6131 or call 911 if you do encounter a mountain lion on the trail.

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