Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mountain Lion Spotted South of Allendale

A mountain lion was spotted south of Allendale 2-3 weeks ago. It was spotted along a dirt road between Denver and Allendale near a wooded area. Male mountain lions frequently roam hundreds of miles looking for food and mates. Mating season generally ranges from December to March. There was a confirmed female mountain lion sighting in southern Missouri earlier this year. There are 20,000 mountain lions in the western part of the country. Although Missouri is part of their historic range, the Missouri Department of Conservation is not reintroducing mountain lions to the state and has no plans to do so.

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