By Gazette News Services
BUFFALO - State game managers killed a 2-year-old, 110-pound mountain lion found in a residential area.
The lion was killed Monday out of concern for public safety, according to the state Game and Fish Department.
"It is not an easy decision for a wildlife professional to destroy a wild animal, but public safety is paramount," Joe Gilbert, regional wildlife supervisor for the department in Sheridan, said in a statement.
Buffalo is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, where many mountains lions live.