Officer spots mountain lion near whitewater park

Officer spots mountain lion near whitewater park

Officer spots mountain lion near whitewater park

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 11:30 PM

BOISE -- The mysterious mountain lion sighted near the Boise Greenbelt this week has been spotted again.

This time it was a Boise bike cop that saw the big cat.

Boise Police say a bicycle officer "caught a glimpse" of the cougar in a remote gravel area near 31st Street and Pleasanton Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Friday. The area is just off the Greenbelt, and close to the popular Boise Whitewater Park.

Boise Police say the animal quickly ran away, and a subsequent search turned up nothing.

If you see or hear a mountain lion, you're encouraged to slowly exit the area, and then call 911.

Mountain lions typically avoid people, but can be very aggressive.

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