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FWP kills mountain lion found near Helena’s Centennial Park

Posted at 6:21 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 20:21:00-04

Reported by Jacob Fuhrer – MTN News

HELENA – A mountain lion found in Helena city limits has been killed and removed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

The Helena Police Department reported the mountain lion was spotted at NorthWestern Energy property on the 1300 block of Last Chance Gulch around 7:30 a.m.

An employee saw the cat in the bushes near a building entrance.

Courtesy: Helena Police Department

Interim Police Chief Steve Hagen stated in a news release that “immobilizing and relocating mountain lions located in urban areas is not a safe/feasible option so lethal means are used.”

The HPD, animal control officers and FWP all responded.