The Sun Valley Police Department is advising Elkhorn residents to be aware of a mountain lion that has been seen in the vicinity of the Sunburst Condominiums, on the east side of Dollar Mountain, over the past few days.

     Police Chief Mike Crawford said the department has received several reports of sightings.

     “We think there may be just one, but we don’t know for sure,” he said.

     Crawford said the department is advising people to not let dogs wander off leash, especially at night.

     “The mountain lion hasn’t done anything wrong, but we know that it’s a danger,” he said.

     Crawford said the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been informed of the lion’s presence. Fish and Game did not respond by press deadline Tuesday to a question of whether it intended to take any action on it.

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