Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mountain Lion Track Spotted Near Worth Timber

During the extensive rains that happened last week, Doug Parker reported that he had been out mushroom hunting and collected a lot of mushrooms. While on one of his hunts, he reported that he saw a mountain lion track in a timber near Worth. Mountain lions can have a range of hundreds of miles as they travel looking for mates and prey. They are always males and there is no breeding population in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation has no plans to reintroduce mountain lions to the state; Missouri was part of their historic habitat in the past. A few times a year, mountain lions or their tracks are spotted in Worth County. There was one spotted near Oxford last summer, along with a bobcat spotted halfway between Grant City and Allendale.

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