- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Officers with the New Mexico Game and Fish Department are setting up snares in Los Alamos to trap a cougar they say has killed two dogs and attacked another in the last month.

They’re asking residents to be aware of the traps, which they say pose little or no danger to people or pets.

It’s unusual for cougars to stray from their rugged canyon habitat into residential areas, but department spokesman Dan Williams five cougar sighting have occurred within a one-mile area near Los Alamos County Airport.

The department is asking residents to keep a close watch on children and pets at dusk, dawn and nighttime hours until the cougar is caught.

The traps are being set up largely in gated canyon areas not open to hikers.



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