Mountain lion shot by authorities inside Gordon city limits

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GORDON, Neb. (AP) -- A mountain lion has been shot and killed by authorities in Northwest Nebraska.

A Gordon police officer killed the animal inside city limits early Monday night after being trapped by a resident.

A home security camera captured images of the big cat over the weekend.

Sheridan County Attorney Jamian Simmons says a resident called police just before 6:00 p.m. after coming home to find the animal in his yard.

He was able to corner the cat until police officers arrived. Officials shot the lion.

The lion is described as a male, 60-70 pounds, and about a year to 18-months old. The carcass was taken by Game and Parks.