Cougar killed roaming Genesee

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says a young mountain lion was shot and killed by a resident Saturday while roaming the city of Genesee.

Officials say the animal had been seen in the town multiple times, including areas where children gather, and didn’t seem to be afraid of humans at all.

The person who shot the cougar reported the incident to Fish and Game and there are no law enforcement concerns. Fish and Game officials say the animal being in a human environment could have led to serious problems.

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