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Officials confirm mountain lion seen near Winnebago | KTIC Radio

Officials confirm mountain lion seen near Winnebago

Officials confirm mountain lion seen near Winnebago

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) _ Officials have confirmed that a mountain lion was spotted near Winnebago.

The Winnebago Wildlife and Parks Department says that a photo of the mountain lion was taken east of Winnebago on Thursday.

Landowner Matt Morgan says he found a deer carcass in a tree on his property earlier last week.

He says a trail camera he set up caught a photo of the mountain lion as it walked past. Mountain lions are native to Nebraska but were eliminated by the end of the 1800s. Mountain lions _ also called cougars _ started returning to Nebraska from neighboring states late in the 1990s.

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