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FWP kills mountain lion found near Helena’s Centennial Park

Posted: 9:30 AM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-22 19:52:01-04

HELENA – A mountain lion found in Helena city limits Wednesday morning 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.

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.”

Helena police, animal control officers, and FWP all responded.

By Jacob Fuhrer – MTN News