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Mountain lion caught on camera in western Oklahoma

Posted at 3:55 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 16:55:48-04

CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation says a mountain lion was spotted on camera this week in western Oklahoma.

Officials said the mountain lion, one of the state's most elusive species, was spotted in Custer County, and the sighting marked the fourth time that a lion has been spotted in the state this year.

Details on this year's mountain lion sightings, from the wildlife department, below:

  • Cimarron Co. – Mountain lion, gender unknown, was visually identified by Department personnel at Black Mesa State Park on Jan. 10, 2017.
  • McIntosh Co. – Gender unknown. Hair samples, tree scratch, and tracks indicated a mountain lion near the Canadian River on Feb. 1, 2017.
  • Cimarron Co. – Male mountain lion was killed by Wildlife Services after depredating sheep on April 2.
  • Custer Co. – Gender unknown. Trail camera photograph was confirmed on Oct. 31.

If you want to report a mountain lion sighting, click here. 

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