Authorities investigating validity of mountain lion report near Gretna

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GRETNA, Neb. — Nebraska Game & Parks said Friday afternoon that a circulated photo of a Mountain Lion near Gretna may have been lifted from YouTube.

A resident of the neighborhood near Westplains Road and McKenna Avenue in Gretna reported seeing the mountain lion in that area "in the early morning hours" Thursday, a release from the Sheriff's Office states.

But Friday afternoon, Game and Parks was looking closer at that report.

The Sheriff's Office had extra patrol in the area Friday and urged anyone who saw the mountain lion, or has questions, to call the Sheriff's Office at 402-593-2288.

The Sheriff's Office investigators said they are not considering any hoax charges at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.