Mountain Lions Moving East

A mountain lion has been spotted near the northwestern Wisconsin community of Spooner. The sighting has been confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, who are now pursuing the male estimated at 130 pounds. They will try to tranquilize the animal, take blood and hair samples, affix a radio collar
and release it.

Mountain lion sightings are rare in Wisconsin and confirmed sightings are extremely rare, though one was confirmed in Janesville last year before later being killed in Illinois by Chicago police.

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