Blue Earth Police Department and Faribault County Sheriff's Office have been made aware of a mountain lion southwest of Putnam Park in the River Road area. DNR is aware of the animal and extra steps are being taken to track its location.
Please keep in mind some safety tips: If you see the animal do not approach it. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.
Feeding deer will attract mountain lions.
Avoid hiking or jogging through the wooded areas during dawn, dusk, or at night. These times are when mountain lion are most active.
It is recommended to keep pets and pet food inside at night as even large dogs could become prey.