A young, male mountain lion has been shot and killed in western Nebraska.
Nebraska Game and Parks officials report a homeowner near Whiteclay in Sheridan County reported that he and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling. The cat, which weighed about 40 pounds, was under the porch.
The homeowner says he shot the mountain lion when it refused to leave. He reported the incident to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, which contacted Game and Parks.
Game and Parks estimates the cougar to have been four or five months old. It also appeared in poor condition and likely had suffered injuries earlier.