Montana Ranch Loses 7 Goats to Mountain Lion

July 18, 2017 02:09 PM
Montana Ranch Loses 7 Goats to Mountain Lion

A mountain lion has killed seven goats on a Montana ranch in three separate attacks this month.

Three were killed this past weekend at the ranch northwest of Missoula.

Rancher Eugene Gisselbeck tells the Missoulian that he's lost a yearling goat and six kids. The Gisselbeck's have been raising goats since 1968 and have lost goats to lions before.

The latest killings occurred despite a large trap being set up last week by a U.S. Department of Agriculture trapper.

Jamie Jonkel of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says Missoula and its outlying areas have about 25 mountain lions at any given time.

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