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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism won’t confirm mountain lion sighting

October 4, 2011

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Kansas wildlife officials are trying to reassure the public after a reported sighting of a mountain lion about 15 miles north of Topeka.

A woman taking a predawn walk Friday reported seeing a mountain lion near Main Street in Rossville.

On Monday, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism told WIBW-TV that the agency has not confirmed the sighting.

As for reports that a ranger found a paw print on the south side of Rossville, the agency says it’s not sure if the print was made by a mountain lion. It also says rangers don’t confirm sightings unless there’s a photo, fur or some other piece of evidence.

A department spokesman says the agency gets hundreds of reports of mountain lion sightings each year, and roughly 99 percent are false.

Comments

FlintlockRifle 3 years, 6 months ago

Guess what Mountain Lions have for there meals?? " Deer" and what do we have all over the state" Deer", I have never seen a puma in the wild and I spend a lot of time in the timber, especially during hunting seasons , but I do know several people that live out in the county who have seen them, usually early morning or at sunset.

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