Game and Fish forced to kill three mountain lions in Prescott
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Arizona Game and Fish Department says they had to kill three mountain lions in a northwest Prescott neighborhood.
AZGFD says a resident reported a mountain lion attacked his dog and that an accompanying mountain lion acted aggressively toward him.
This happened Sunday, May 21.
AZGFD says the mountain lions were part of a group of four seen in Prescott over the past few weeks and are believed to be responsible for killing several pet dogs.
They were considered a public safety threat because they have been seen close to homes and people and were recently observed exhibiting aggressive behavior.
AZGFD officers continue to search for a fourth mountain lion in case it is remaining near residential areas.
AZGFD says wildlife officers are guided by the department’s human-wildlife conflicts policy which describes acceptable or unacceptable wildlife behaviors and the appropriate responses.
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