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AZGFD: Predators in search of water seen from Rio Rico to Marana

Extreme heat pushing wildlife into populated areas
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Posted at 1:18 PM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 16:18:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department of Tucson (AZGFD) is warning locals about confirmed mountain lion sightings in Southeastern Arizona.

AZGFD officials say since Sunday, from Rio Rico to Marana, locals have reported multiple mountain lion sightings.

According to the AZGFD, people saw them near homes.

"Heat and drought drive wildlife to populated areas in May and June" shared the AZGFD.

If anyone spots a predator, please report the sighting to 623-236-7201.

The AZGFD is also asking Arizonans to help keep wildlife water catchments full by texting SENDWATER to 41444.

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