Salina, KS

Now: 62 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 96 ° | Lo: 63 °

Kansas teens’ mountain lion sighting among 3 in 15 days

KSAL StaffDecember 3, 2016

Two Kansas teens got a big surprise, and video, when the hound they were using to hunt raccoons treed a mountain lion last month in Wabaunsee County.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2gViyyg) reports that the Thanksgiving night sighting was one of three documented within 15 days in a 60-mile area.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism biologist Matt Peek doesn’t know whether that part of Kansas has multiple animals or one that has been getting around.

A motion-activated trail camera on Fort Riley got a good image of a mountain lion on Nov. 9, though the authenticity of the image has not yet been officially confirmed. A similar camera got a photo in Shawnee County on Nov. 20.

Sometimes a single animal is photographed multiple times in different locations.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

Missing Teens Sought

December 9, 2017 11:22 am

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Monthly Virtual Public Tr...
June 13, 2021Comments
Summer School Speed Zones...
June 13, 2021Comments
Bank to Celebrate Abilene...
June 13, 2021Comments
Lady Trooper Honored
June 12, 2021Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets