Sheridan authorities are warning residents that a mountain lion was sighted in town Tuesday evening.

The animal was reportedly seen in the North Heights area. Residents are advised to put their pets inside and call law enforcement if they see the mountain lion.

Law enforcement officers, as well as Wyoming Game and Fish Department employees, were responding, according to the Facebook page for Sheridan Police Department and Sheridan Fire and Rescue.

This developing story will be updated as additional details are released.