- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a mountain lion has been unintentionally killed in a trap.

The state wildlife agency says the cougar was found dead in a snare in Sioux County on June 22.

The trap was set by U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS Wildlife Services in an attempt to remove coyotes from a cattle pasture.

The gender of the cougar could not be determined with certainty due to decomposition in warm weather, but tooth measurements and pelt coloration are consistent with a young adult female. Final determination of gender will be made through genetic analysis.

Anyone with trail camera photographs or other evidence of mountain lions is asked to contact the agency.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide