JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – State conservation officials have
confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion in northwest
The Conservation Department says a photograph taken last week by
a Platte County landowner clearly shows a mountain in a tree on his
property. The department also identified claw marks and collected
hair samples from where the mountain lion was perched.
The department says it receives dozens of reports each year from
Missourians claiming to have seen a mountain lion. But of more than
1,500 such reports received since 1994, just 11 have come with
enough evidence to confirm the presence of a mountain lion. That
figure includes the recent Platte County sighting.
The Conservation Department says there have been no documented
cases in Missouri of mountain lions attacking livestock, people or