Reports of mountain lions in the north Afton area has prompted the Afton Police Department to issue a warning regarding the big cats.
“We have had several reports, tracks have been seen and the mountain lions have been seen multiple times in the Rawhide Trailer Court area,” said Police Chief Randy Haderlie. “If you see a mountain lion don’t try and approach it. Stay away and notify area law enforcement or the Game and Fish.”
According to Haderlie, the Afton Police Department has been working with local Game and Fish personnel on the issue.
“Right now it looks like these animals are just passing through the area,” Haderlie said. “We hope that continues to be the case. Nobody has been attacked. But there has been a number of different sightings. We just want to emphasize for people to stay away from the animals if they do see them and be aware that mountain lions could be in the area.”