Mountain Lion Spotted in Cody

Cody, WY Are there mountain lions in the Cody city limits? It happens. But Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department biologists say you should report it if you see one.

A Cody police officer saw two mountain lions crossing Skyline drive last weekend. The officer took a picture of the second lion, after he saw it coming out of Sulphur Creek and heading toward the golf course.

The Game and Department press release said another lion was seen Saturday night in the Beck Lake area, east of Cody residential areas, and across the highway from the Yellowstone Regional Airport.

Game and Fish Biologist Dusty Lasseter says people see mountain lions in the city limits about once a year. He says they are probably following deer into town.

Lasseter explained, “I don’t think people should be afraid. It is pretty rare, but we would just ask that people be really diligent and report any sightings to the game and fish department.”

Lassester said mountain lions are usually secretive, and move mostly at night. He said Wyoming’s Game and Fish will trap the lions, if necessary.