- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska wildlife officials have determined that a reported mountain lion near The Archway in Kearney was actually just a dog.

The Kearney Hub reports (https://bit.ly/1mk7nvu ) that a man fishing on a lake north of the monument, which spans Interstate 80 at Kearney, called Kearney police around noon Sunday to report seeing a mountain lion in the area.

Local law enforcement officers and a conservation officer from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission searched the area and found a set of animal tracks, but determined those tracks came from a dog, not a cougar.

Dale Johnson, a Buffalo County conservation officer, took photographs of the animal’s tracks and will forward them to a state biologist for a second opinion.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, https://www.kearneyhub.com/

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