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Mountain lion kills family dog, Idaho Fish and Game attempting to track it down

Idaho Fish and Game says the mountain lion has been spotted in the Gimlet area over the past week when it attacked and killed the dog. Efforts to trap the cougar have gone unsuccessful. (File Photo)

A family dog is believed to have been killed by a mountain lion in the Wood River Valley area.

Idaho Fish and Game says the mountain lion has been spotted in the Gimlet area over the past week when it attacked and killed the dog. Efforts to trap the cougar have gone unsuccessful.

"For the safety of the mountain lion and your pets, residents should take appropriate precautions including keeping pets indoors especially at night," Fish and Game says. "Mountain lions are rarely a threat to human safety however, an abundance of caution never hurts."

Last month, a different mountain lion caused some disruption at the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey when it ran onto the runway. It was later put down.

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