A cougar was reported late Thursday in East BoiseA Surprise Valley resident said he was stalked by a big cat near Gateway Drive, Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Evin Oneale said.
F&G officials investigatedThey found no evidence of a cougar in the neighborhood, but the Surprise Valley HOA put out a notice to residents about a possible sighting.
In May, a mountain lion attacked two dogs in that neighborhoodThe dogs were in a fenced yard. One of the Yorkshire terriers died from injuries, the other survived. That was similar to a cougar attack last fall in Garden City, where a mountain lion scaled a 6-foot fence and tangled with a dog in the yard. That dog survived.
The Boise River corridor is a draw for wildlifeThere's another natural corridor for mountain lion and deer between Surprise Valley and the cliffs, Oneale said. "Where you have deer, you have lions," he said. "I would assume they roam back and forth through there all the time."
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