Archive for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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

October 4, 2011


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.


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 8 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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