Friday, January 27th, 2023
Friday, January 27th, 2023

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MN DNR looking at cougar hit and killed near Bemidji

Bemidji, Minn. (AP) – Wildlife researchers are trying to find
out more information about a mountain lion that was hit and killed
by a car near Bemidji.

The mountain lion was hit on Friday night. On Monday, the cat
was taken to Grand Rapids where Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources researchers will perform a necropsy.

Blane Klemek, a DNR wildlife manager in Bemidji, says the adult
female cougar appears to have been a wild animal, because she
didn’t have a collar and hadn’t been declawed.

Klemek says researchers will look in the cat’s stomach to see
what she’s been eating. The necropsy will also determine how old
she was.

Confirmed mountain lion sightings in Minnesota are rare.

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