Another mountain lion has been killed in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The cougar was spotted in a tree near a chicken coop in northwest Nebraska on Sunday morning.
Jeff and Melissa Jaggers told the Sheridan County Journal Star that their 10-year-old daughter Mikayla saw the mountain lion around 10 a.m. Sunday and reported it to her father.
Once Mikayla was safely inside the family's home about four miles east of Rushville, Jeff Jaggers shot the mountain lion out of the tree.
Nebraska Game and Parks officials collected the cougar's carcass for additional testing. The lion was a 2-year-old male that weighed 105 pounds.
Mountain lion sightings have become more common in northwest Nebraska since several major wildfires burned more than 200 square miles of grasslands and trees in the region.