UPDATE: Mountain lion spotted in West Fargo

Mountain Lion spotted in West Fargo
Mountain Lion spotted in West Fargo(Valley News Live)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT
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WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Just before 8:30 Tuesday morning, West Fargo Police were alerted to a mountain lion sighting in the area of 26th Ave. E. and 1st St. E. near the Sheyenne River.

The West Fargo School District says at 9:15 Tuesday morning, a teacher’s spouse from Freedom Elementary reported that they saw the lion near the Sheyenne River. At that time, administration made the decision not to allow students out for recess or for other activities.

The school district says around 10:00 am, West Fargo Police classified the risk as extremely low.

If you see the large cat you are asked to call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to approach or trap the animal. Citizens should be aware the animal is possibly in the area and be cognizant of small children and pets.

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