Southwest Kearney neighbors, from left, Julee Mather, Jon King, Sky Oldham and Randy Lammers get a close look at a mountain lion killed in a yard across the street in the 1300 block of 12th Avenue. Oldham had seen the mountain lion jump off the fence in her yard minutes earlier.
- TRACKING THE BIG CAT
It was 6:52 a.m. today when the Kearney Police Department and
Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office received their first reports from
citizens of a mountain lion in southwest Kearney. After the first
sighting, the animal headed southwesterly from block to block and
yard to yard.
- 1802 Ninth Ave. — First citizens’ report
- 900 block of 12th Avenue — Officers have first confirmed
- 1331 13th Ave. — Residents help locate mountain lion in back
- 1330 12th Ave. — Mountain lion leaps 6-foot wood fence into back
yard, heads east on south side of home and encounters waiting
officer, who kills the male animal with a single shot from
Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 1:00 pm
Updated: 10:46 am, Fri Feb 3, 2012.
KEARNEY — Southwest Kearney residents started their morning with
the sight of a mountain lion running through their yards and the
sound of a gunshot.
A young male mountain lion was killed by Kearney Police Officer
Jolissa May-Werner about 7:15 a.m. in a back yard at 1330 12th
- Online Extra
here to view more photos of the mountain
Monday, May 9, 2011 1:00 pm.
Updated: 10:46 am.