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Mountain lion spotted in Las Vegas neighborhood

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Feb 07, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some Las Vegas locals are on high alert after spotting a mountain lion in their neighborhood near Hualapai Way and Desert Inn Road.

According to neighbors, the mountain lion has been spotted several times over the weekend.

13 Action News obtained Ring doorbell footage of the mountain lion that was captured on Friday night.

“Until 3:30 this morning I was up talking to people and saying to just keep your pets inside and your kids because they don’t only come out at night,” says Patty Fairchild, who lives in the area.

Wildlife like mountain lions and coyotes aren’t an everyday sight, but it’s not uncommon for them to make their way into the city.

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"They can be out during the day, so be mindful where you're at," says Fairchild.

Back in July of 2020, a mountain lion was spotted going from backyard to backyard in the Summerlin area, west of I-215.

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Crews were able to locate that lion and tranquilize it.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife says if you see a mountain lion in a residential area to immediately dial 911.

If a mountain lion continues to stay in a residential area, the Department of Wildlife will try to capture it and release it back into the wild.

If that doesn’t work, the lion can be euthanized.