GARDENCITY-- Garden City Police are investigating another mountain lion sighting near Veterans Memorial Parkway and the Boise River. Police say the sighting was reported at around 7:15 a.m. Thursday.
This is the second mountain lion sighting in the area in two days. On Wednesday, a young mountain lion was seen by a woman walking her dog on the Greenbelt by the footbridge near Expo Idaho.
Deputies searched the area but did not find any evidence of a mountain lion.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is investigating the sighting.
Conservation officer Charlie Justice said the woman's report was a first in that particular area.
We'll do some interviews, and probably go out on the Greenbelt where the cat was seen, and try to find some tracks and confirm it was a mountain lion, Justice said.
Back in May, a mountain lion was spotted along the Greenbelt near the Boise State University campus. Officers were able to shoot and kill the 70-pound cat that had been feeding in the area.
Fish and Game says Greenbelt users need to be vigilant, keep an eye on their surroundings, and keep children and pets close when there is a mountain lion sighting.
Mountain lions tend to hide up in trees or heavy brush. They don't like it when things get busy.
Fish and Game has a zero tolerance policy for mountain lions that come into the city, and typically shoot and kill the animals. Anyone who spots a mountain lion is urged to contact police or the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at (208) 334-3700.