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BOISE -- Boise Police say there has been another sighting of a mountain lion in east Boise.

Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower says a family was walking along the Greenbelt on the north side of the Boise River just after 4 p.m. when they spotted a deer crossing the path. It was being pursued by a mountain lion.

Officers were called to the scene to investigate, but found no evidence of the mountain lion or that a deer had been killed by the cat. Police then warned golfers at nearby Warm Spring golf course to be on the lookout.

Fish and Game officials told police that there is a lot of heavy brush in that area, and the mountain lion may be hiding there. If so, it is very unlikely he would be seen.

This is the fifth reported sighting in the past two weeks, and Hightower says this one is in the same area that a Boise Police officer saw the animal last week.

Also today, there was another person who reported seeing the mountain lion in Garden City, but that has not been confirmed. Hightower say it is highly possible that more than one mountain lion could be roaming along the Greenbelt.

Parents are cautioned to keep small children and pets close by when using the Greenbelt.

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