TOOELE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Wildlife officials contained a mountain lion loose in a Tooele neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
Officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resource tranquilized the animal and they will relocate into the canyons nearby.
Several residents in the neighborhood reported mountain lion sightings. At 2:19 p.m. Tooele County put out an emergency advisory warning residents to stay inside and keep children and pets indoors.
The nephew of the homeowners at 2181 Berra Blvd. encountered the big cat in the backyard. He quickly brought pets and children inside and then notified law enforcement.
Hear reaction from him and video from the cougar’s capture on ABC4 Utah news after the Broncos pre-season game tonight.