Home surveillance video shows mountain lion in south Gering neighborhood

Home surveillance video shows mountain lion in south Gering neighborhood
Mountain lion in south Gering, as seen in a screen grab from video doorbell surveillance (courtesy photo)
March 10th, 2023 | Scott Miller

Home surveillance video recorded this week appears to have captured a mountain lion walking through a front yard in the south part of Gering.

Video from a Ring doorbell shared with KNEB News shows what appears to be one of the big cats walking casually through a front yard near Oregon Trail Park shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Shortly after it leaves one edge of the frame, it returns and crosses back the other direction.

The homeowner tells us about 30 minutes after the recording, they personally saw the mountain lion in the alley behind their home.

KNEB News has reached out to Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials, who have yet to respond and confirm the sighting.

Mountain lion in south Gering, as seen in video doorbell surveillance (courtesy photo)

In prior news releases on mountain lion sightings, NGPC has asked that if such an animal is observed by the public, or additional photos capture the animal, to contact their offices online through OutdoorNebraska.org.

NGPC says due to their secretive nature, mountain lions typically flee and rarely interact with humans. Occasional interactions may occur with increased human activities in natural areas and mountain lion immigration into populated areas with high deer densities.

Should one encounter a mountain lion, the Game and Parks recommends the following:

  • Do not approach a mountain lion.
  • Leave the animal an avenue of escape.
  • Stay calm, move slowly.
  • Back away safely if you can. Do not turn your back to the lion or start running.
  • Raise your arms or backpack to appear larger.
  • Lift up your children to prevent them from running.
  • If you are being attacked, fight back. Mountain lions have been driven off successfully with bare hands. Use rocks, or whatever you can get your hands on. Try to remain on your feet or get back up if knocked down.

For more information on mountain lions, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/mountainlions.


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