On July 5th, 2013 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Gillette Police Department worked together to removed a mountain lion from Gillette's city limits. South Gillette Game Warden Dustin Kirsch said the animal was initially spotted in an alley behind the 700 block of Ross Avenue by a child. Kirsch said officials were notified about 6:15 pm and had the animal darted and captured about 7:15pm.
Kirsch said the mountain lion was a one-and-a-half-year-old male and was about 90-95 pounds, the animal was released this morning (July 6th) in an area west of Gillette. Kirsch advises the public to contact authorities if they encounter a mountain lion in a residential area and he also asks the public to stay in doors when authorities are securing the area. He says when trained officials are in the process of dealing with the capture and removal of animals, involvment from the publilc can be disruptive to the process.
Listen to more with Kirsch here: