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MSU Billings issues a public safety advisory after a mountain lion sighting Thursday morning

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 14:09:29-04

BILLINGS – The Montana State University Billings Police Department issued a Public Safety Advisory Thursday morning. A university employee reported a sighting of a mountain lion near the intersection of Virginia Lane and Silver Lane at approximately 8:45 a.m.

After the report, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were contacted. University Police and the Billings Police Department also checked the area and were not able to locate the mountain lion.

Added precautions should be taken with children, small pets and any outdoor activities. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds residents in the area that mountain lion and bear sightings are not uncommon in the Billings metropolitan area due to the abundance of deer, pets and other attractants.

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