Another mountain lion reported in Boise

kmoeller@idahostatesman.comSeptember 24, 2013 

A cougar was reported late Thursday in East Boise

A 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 investigated

They 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 neighborhood

The 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 wildlife

There'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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