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Neighbors fed up with mountain lion on the loose
Jennifer Auh is on your side with viewer concerns about a mountain lion on the loose. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
After two more sightings of a mountain lion near the greenbelt, many residents are just fed up and very concerned about safety.
Many viewers called in, and some emailed us. They all asked why wildlife specialists aren't searching for the mountain lion on the loose.
“I don't want to live in a jungle!” said Judy Seraphin, “ They should have a 24-hour search with a team to find it.”
However, wildlife specialists said mountain lions are good at hiding and hard to track down.
“Best thing is to tell us about a sighting as quickly as possible, by contacting us immediately when they see a cat,” said Evin Oneale with Idaho Fish and Game, “because if we can confirm it, then we can get dogs out and try to track this animal.”
However, residents said they are sick of living in fear, especially after reports that a mountain lion attacked a dog earlier this week. Many of them no longer walk along the greenbelt.
Wildlife leaders said they plan to take care the situation. They now plan to put out a search team on Friday, from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. along the greenbelt to look for the lion.
If you spot a mountain lion, wildlife experts said you should contact your local police department or Idaho Fish and Game immediately.