Monday, August 15, 2011

Mountain lion spotted in Shannon County

A landowner’s trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County. 

The landowner emailed the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Mountain Lion Response Team on August 6 with a camera image of a mountain lion walking through a clearing. The image was taken on July 29 on private land at the west edge of the county near Mountain View.

Conservation agents confirmed the sighting.

Mountain lions are dispersing from states west of Missouri towards the east. Earlier this year, a mountain lion was killed in Connecticut.

Conservation agents say Missouri’s mountain lion population is small and is not considered large enough to be a breeding population.

Photo: A landowner’s trail camera taken on July 29 has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County. Image courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.


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