A mountain lion was seen on a home security video crossing a yard on the west side of Scottsbluff in the early morning on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The video was taken from a doorbell camera.
Mountain lions that are found within city limits will be euthanized if it can safely be done, in accordance with the Commission’s Mountain Lion Response Plan. If people in the community observe a mountain lion they should immediately contact the Scottsbluff police.
Due to their secretive nature, mountain lions rarely interact with humans.
In the rare instance that a person does encounter a mountain lion, they should not approach the animal. They should leave the animal an avenue of escape, back away slowly to an area of safety such as a house or a car, and fight back in case of an attack.
For more information on mountain lions in Nebraska, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/mountainlions.