Pet Dog Attacked By Mountain Lion In Garden City

Oct 22, 2012

A pet dog was injured after an attack by a mountain lion.  The attack occurred in Garden City’s Meadowcreek subdivision Thursday night. 

No one was home at the time of the attack.  The cougar jumped a six foot high fence and attacked the dog.  Two other dogs in the yard were not hurt.

An Urban Wildlife Specialist, Eric Hansen, with USDA Wildlife Services, examined the dog and confirmed its wounds were caused by a mountain lion.

A number of cougar sightings have been reported during the last few weeks, all of them near the Boise River.  Idaho Fish and Game is asking Greenbelt users to be aware of their surroundings and keep small children and pets close by when using the greenbelt.

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