Authorities tranquilized and removed a 70-pound mountain lion found in a foothills area on the western edge of metro Las Vegas after being seen earlier Saturday near a park and an elementary school.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the female mountain lion wasn’t acting aggressively while in the Summerlin area, and police waited for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to arrive and help capture it.
The Nevada Department of Wlidlife was transporting the animal to the Spring Mountains to be released.
Police said the mountain lion appeared to be hot and tired when police confined it to a backyard..
Mountain lioins are typically elusive animals and aren’t frequently seen in metro Las Vegas “but it’s not uncommon,” Wildlife Department spokesman Nielsen told the Las Vegas Review-Joujrnal.:“
He said people should realize that “when you come to the Mohave Desert, we do have wildlife.”