Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mountain lion photographed in Kansas
Mountain lions can travel long distances and have been showing up across the U.S. Cats seen in Nebraska are believed to be males looking for new territory, coming from an expanding population in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A mountain lion spotted earlier in Kansas had a radio collar that indicated he had been caught in Colorado and had traveled 200 miles to Kansas. After he was seen in Kansas, he was re-captured in New Mexico, traveling over 1,000 miles. (Read more)
In some parts of the west, though, mountain lions are seen often enough to be considered a nuisance. In Sunny Brae, Calif., a mountain lion was sighted in town on Wednesday, reports Matt Drange, of the Eureka Times-Standard. "It happens fairly frequently," Arcata Police Department officer Sgt. Ron Sligh told Drange, adding that, "It's not uncommon to have a sighting and then have another a few days later." On Tuesday, a mountain lion with a dead deer was photographed near the Sacramento River, near Hamilton City., Calf., reports the Chico Enterprise-Record.