Las Vegas, Nevada 2022-01-18 02:08:59 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — When law enforcement shot and killed a mountain lion in the backyard of a Southwest Valley home this morning, much of social media and the entire region expressed anger. After a three-hour search, shortly after 12:30 pm on Monday, a mountain lion was found in the backyard of a house near 3900 blocks in Weinskott, Connecticut, near Fort Apache and Fort Twain.
The search for animals began shortly after 9 am when police were called for sightings near El Capitan Way and Spring Mountain Road.
8 Many people who contacted News Now are angry with the killings and wonder why it was calm and not relocated. “I put the dog in, and we were told to go in,” said Kahlonni Ortiz, who lives in the backyard house where the mountain lion was killed. “We heard a gunshot after we took the dog inside.”
“They shot a mountain lion, and we only have a mountain lion lying there, and you can see the blood of it and then police everything in our backyard.” Ortiz added.
“They saw him jump over the wall and enter our backyard,” nearby resident Yolanda Todd told 8 News Now. “They said our pitbull was barking, and they think our pitbull scared the mountain lion on the tree.”
8 News Now Comments on the Facebook page are as follows:
“What happened to catch and release?”
“There is absolutely no reason to kill this animal !!!”
“We are invading their habitat, but not the other way around.”
Eight NewsNow reports have reported 10 mountain lion sightings across the valley over the past two years, most of them on the western side of the town.
At this time, it is still unclear why the corresponding law enforcement agencies shot and killed the Mountain Lion. Another neighbor, 8 News Now, said the big cat didn’t threaten or approach anyone. 8 News Now has contacted the Nevada Wildlife Service for more information on the incident, but has not responded as of 11:00 pm on Monday.
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