Fargo Police Investigate Report of Mountain Lion Sighting
FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Police receive several calls of a mountain lion sighting last night in Lemke Park near 32nd Avenue & South University Drive.
They plan to set up surveillance equipment in the area to confirm if a mountain lion is still present.
North Dakota Game and Fish says you should be aware of your surroundings when visiting parks. They say you should carry a large stick or some sort of personal protection in areas with dense vegetation.
“I’ve been here 25 years and I have seen the human wildlife interactions continue to grow, but it’s not unexpected, because whether you have deer, or turkeys, or rabbits, or coyotes, they are either going to leave the vicinity, or they will adapt to it,” North Dakota Game and Fish Biologist Doug Leier said.
Last month, a mountain lion was shot and killed in Rendezvous Park by West Fargo police since it was considered a threat to human safety.