More Cougar Sightings Reported In York County

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Four more mountain lion sightings have been reported in York County, although one has already been debunked.

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL WEDENESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012 11:01 P.M. CDT - FILE - This March 4, 2009 file photo, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, shows a cougar in a tree west of Spooner, Wis. Cougars are repopulating the Midwest a century since the generally reclusive mountain lions were hunted to near extinction in much of the region, according to a new study detailed in The Journal of Wildlife Management. (AP Photo/ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, File)

Four more mountain lion sightings have been reported in York County, although one has already been debunked.

A York resident reported seeing a mountain lion go into a cornfield Monday afternoon.

On Monday morning, another sighting was reported west of town along Road G.

Sheriff Dale Radcliff says another report on Monday came from someone who reported seeing a mountain lion about 3½ miles south of Waco on Friday.

None of the sightings has been confirmed.

A fourth Monday report of a mountain lion came from a motorist who reported seeing a mountain lion near Interstate 80. Radcliff said that person was mistaken, because the animal turned out to be a dead dog.

Mountain lions also are called cougars or pumas.


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