Mountain lion captured in backyard of Cody residence

Posted at 5:39 AM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 07:40:13-04
Mountain lion captured
Wyoming Game and Fish captured a young female mountain lion at a residence in Cody. (File photo)

CODY– The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured a mountain lion in a residential area of Cody.

Large Carnivore Biologist Luke Ellsbury said Monday Game and Fish received a report of a dead deer fawn that was cached in the backyard of a residence off of Park Avenue.

“Upon investigation, it was determined that a mountain lion had cached the deer, and a housecat was also found partially consumed in the vicinity,” Ellsbury said.

Game and Fish captured a young female mountain lion at the residence, then transported the animal to Lander for further investigation.

Once the animal was immobilized and examined, it was evident she was severely emaciated with a heavy case of scours. It was decided to euthanize the animal.  

A full necropsy will be performed at the Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory lab in Laramie. 

“There are no indications that another mountain lion is in the area but Game and Fish will continue to trap for another night as a precaution,” Ellsbury said.  

Report mountain lion sightings in unusual locations or residential setting by calling the Game and Fish office in Cody at 307-527-7125.