Posted 9 months ago
By John Axtell
A mountain lion was killed by a vehicle on U.S. Hwy. 20 in Sioux County on Feb. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
The mountain lion was an adult male weighing approximately 150 pounds that appeared to be in good health. The driver contacted Game and Parks immediately after striking the animal.
This is the sixth mountain lion killed by a vehicle in the Pine Ridge since 2007, when a breeding population was first confirmed.
Road-killed mountain lions are unfortunate but common for all states that have resident populations, according to Sam Wilson, Game and Parks’ carnivore program manager.
Game and Parks is still looking to confirm all spottings of mountain lions, and Wilson says anyone with trail camera photographs or other evidence of cougars should contact the agency.