Pocatello, ID. – On the morning of Friday, May 11, Idaho Department of Fish and Game personnel tranquilized and removed an adult male mountain lion near the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. It was transported and released to a remote location in southeast Idaho the same day.
Idaho Fish and Game responded after receiving a call from ISU Public Safety shortly after 10:30 am Friday morning that a mountain lion was in a tree along the Red Hill Trail behind Mountain View Cemetery. ISU Public Safety and the Pocatello Police Department personnel were already on scene at the time Fish and Game arrived.
It took a little over an hour to dart and remove the mountain lion.
Fish and Game personnel at the site reported that the animal was in very good condition, and the entire process went very smoothly.
Mountain lion sightings in and around Pocatello happen throughout the year, especially in those areas that are on the edge of the urban-wildlife interface.