WPR News
9:08 am
Thu March 18, 2004

Mountain Lion Pays Lander Resident a Visit

Lander, WY – Pictures taken by a resident just outside Lander last week has the Game and Fish reminding people about the danger of mountain lions. The resident snapped several pictures of the big cat as it looked through his porch windows. The Game and Fish's Brad Meyer says mountain lion sightings are more likely in February, March, and April, when their prey, deer, are traveling more in search of good forage. Meyer says residents should be aware when they are outside in the early morning or at dusk, the hours when mountain lions hunt. Meyer recommends carrying pepper spray if you are out running or walking in the early morning or around dusk. He also says this should further discourage people from feeding deer in town. He says that brings more deer into town and makes mountain lion encounters more likely.