Mountain lion captured in Gillette on Monday morning

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GILLETTE – Wyoming wildlife managers have captured a young male mountain lion in Gillette and relocated it to the Bighorn Mountains.

Dustin Kirsch of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the lion was captured Monday in a subdivision.

Kirsch tells the Gillette News Record that says the lion was about 1 1/2 years old and weighed about 100 pounds.

He says it was first capture of a mountain lion in the Gillette area since the summer of 2015.

Top: A young mountain lion, climbed a pine tree after being hit with a tranquilizer dart.

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