BOISE, Idaho — Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say they have shot and killed a mountain lion in south-central Idaho.

The agency announced Monday the female big cat was one of two mountain lions that had killed several domestic cats and a dog in the past week near Oakley.

Fish and Game officers have set up live traps to capture the second mountain lion.

In Idaho, mountain lions posing an immediate threat to a person or property can be killed without a proper license tag.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.