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Mountain lion spotted near Table Rock

What to do if you meet a mountain lion

​​Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. But just in case you do encounter a mountain lion, this video will help you be prepared.
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​​Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. But just in case you do encounter a mountain lion, this video will help you be prepared.

A Boise Police officer recently spotted a mountain lion in the Table Rock area during a routine night patrol, according to Idaho Fish and Game.

There have been no other recent reports of cougar activity in the area, but authorities reminded residents that wildlife encounters may happen in urban or suburban areas.

Most wildlife encounters, including those with mountain lions, are brief and non-threatening, but Fish and Game provides tips for people to help them understand more about these cats, what do if they see one, and how they can avoid attracting mountain lions to their homes and property in its brochure for living with mountain lions

Mountain lions typically have large home ranges between 50 and 250 miles, so the animals are typically moving throughout ranges and are rarely in one place for long periods of time.

This mountain lion was seen by a Fish and Game conservation officer in 2016.

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