A mountain lion was killed by the Gordon Police Department within the city limits of Gordon on the evening of Monday, Nov. 5.

The 55-pound male cat was approximately a year old.

Gordon is in northwestern Nebraska’s Sheridan County.

The police response was consistent with the Nebraska Game and Parks’ policy of addressing occurrences of mountain lions in municipalities. The policy, along with more information about mountain lions in the state, may be found in the Nebraska Mountain Lion Response Plan.

In June, Game and Parks commissioners approved a hunting season for mountain lions in the Pine Ridge that aims to lower mountain lion densities – a response to public concerns and research. The season is scheduled Jan. 1-Feb. 28.