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260 lb. Mountain Lion found in Chambers County

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Picture posted by just sayin on Jan 29 '09

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just sayin

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 29, 2009
Another view of the huge mountain lion taken near Swensen, Texas

But wait! This may not be an oddity so much as a hoax. Check this out.

The truth:
The mountain lion displayed above was hit by a Ford F350 truck on Highway 64 in northern Arizona (about halfway between Williams and Valle) in November or December 2007. The couple driving the truck pulled over and found the lion under a tree, still alive but beyond rehabilitation, so they called 911 and ultimately an officer from the stateís Department of Public Safety (DPS) was sent to put the big cat down.

Although the large mountain lion was not weighed at the scene, it took three men to lift the animal, whose weight was estimated by those present at about 200-220 pounds.(Adult male mountain lions typically weigh in the range of 80 to 150 pounds). The animalís paw was about 8 inches across, and the lion measured over 7 feet from head to tail.

Jason Ellico, the DPS officer who responded to the call, also happens to be a taxidermist and offered to skin the lion. It is he who is shown posing with the lion in the pictures above.

Snopes has a good explanation on the truth of this but, wow.


“first things first”

Since: Jun 08


#2 Jan 29, 2009
how come i can't see any of the pic you post???

Concord, CA

#3 Mar 5, 2009

Since: Dec 08

Abilene, TX

#4 Mar 6, 2009
Damn!!! That's a big cat you got there yeah!!!

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