Mountain lion safely captured in northwest valley

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Courtesy: City of Las Vegas, via Kimberly Astle

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A mountain lion seen roaming in the northwest Las Vegas valley has been captured, according to the city of Las Vegas.

The animal was caught safely Saturday morning by Clark County Animal Control officers, with the help of Las Vegas police and NDOW, a tweet from the city stated.

The cat was found in a residential neighborhood near Durango Drive and Moccasin Road, according to Councilwoman Michele Fiore.

The mountain lion will be tranquilized and returned to the wilderness, officials say.

A 60-pound mountain lion reported in the area of West Flamingo and the 215 was captured earlier this month in a tree at The Summit Club in Summerlin.

Pet owners are warned to keep watch over their animals while they’re outside. NDOW says this is especially important when predators are out around dawn and dusk.

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