Single animal is captured in a video and photo from two separate trail cameras.
Division of Wildlife Resources models estimate there are between 1,900 and 4,000 adult cougars living in the state.
It is only the fourth known successful crossing of the 101 in the 15 years that researchers have been studying the big cats in the Santa Monica Mountains. The freeway and other roads are life-threatening to the region’s lions – 17 documented road kills since 2002.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s carnivore program manager “very concerned about this.”