In addition, a mountain lion was spotted off campus at Ninth and Myrtle streets, Zang said.
Such sightings are rare. "I don't think I've ever heard of a bobcat on campus," said university spokeswoman Kathleen Tuck, who has worked 11 years for Boise State. She hasn't seen a mountain lion on campus in that time either.
Bobcats are about twice the size of house cats. Mountain lions, also known as cougars, are larger. They can be 3 to 5 feet tall and can weigh 130 pounds or more.
A 70-pound mountain lion was spotted a month ago in Kuna. That led a state Fish and Game official to caution people to keep their pets inside at night.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Mountain Lion Just Off Campus
Perhaps time to reconsider the concealed weapons on campus ban? (Obviously, mountain lions in downtown Boise are quite rare; this by itself isn't much of an argument for the change.) From the September 6, 2011 Idaho Statesman:
Posted by Clayton at 9:14 AM