Mountain lion confirmed in Kansas

Mountain lion confirmed in Kansas

There are 18 comments on the The Wichita Eagle story from Mar 26, 2008, titled Mountain lion confirmed in Kansas. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks game warden Tracy Galvin displays the pelt of a mountain lion that was killed in Barber County last November. via The Wichita Eagle

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Since: Nov 07

Parsons, KS

#1 Mar 26, 2008
It's about danged time. I've lost count the number of times mountain lions have actually been seen but W & P refused to confirm them.
Dave

Overland Park, KS

#2 Mar 27, 2008
I believe there is at least one, maybe two, mountain lions in Johnson County's Shawnee Mission Park. I have seen the results of their hunts and have heard them.
Larry L

Overland Park, KS

#3 Mar 27, 2008
Yes I am a believer. I have seen a Black cat in LaCygne, Ks. My neighbors have also seen Black cats in the same area. The Water department in Western Johnson County,has been laying piper around 91st & Clair and reported seeing 4 Cats, 1 by it's self and
a 3 together a Mom and Kits. These sightings were in 03 during the build out in the area. 1 of my hunting friends saw 1 during the 04 Deer season while on stand during the early evening. He said it walked down a tree row about 200 yrds off, and just walked
away. I do believe they live in seclusion all around us.

Since: Oct 07

Olathe, KS

#4 Mar 27, 2008
Larry L wrote:
Yes I am a believer. I have seen a Black cat in LaCygne, Ks. My neighbors have also seen Black cats in the same area. The Water department in Western Johnson County,has been laying piper around 91st & Clair and reported seeing 4 Cats, 1 by it's self and
a 3 together a Mom and Kits. These sightings were in 03 during the build out in the area. 1 of my hunting friends saw 1 during the 04 Deer season while on stand during the early evening. He said it walked down a tree row about 200 yrds off, and just walked
away. I do believe they live in seclusion all around us.
One was seen not too long ago south of Spring Hill, Kansas
Dennis in op

Lenexa, KS

#5 Mar 28, 2008
Sounds like a cougar. Aren't mountain lions more of a light brown or blond color?(exposing my ignorance of such things)

As Snagglepuss would say...."exit, stage left."
Dennis in op

Lenexa, KS

#6 Mar 28, 2008
Holy Cow! I just looked at the pic! Too big for a cougar!
fly on the wall

Overland Park, KS

#7 Mar 28, 2008
Folks, a puma, cougar, and a mountain lion are one and the same. There have been literally thousands of sightings of both them and bob cats (which have been captured), however, the Wildlife bureaucrats have refused any and all eyewitness accounts. Now they can no longer pretend that they do not exist.

Black cats have been reported all over the place, but there has never been a confirmed case, and all evidence gathered has been proved to be something else. It should be noted that feral cats can grow quite large and size is deceiving on open ranges without reference points.
Len

Lenexa, KS

#8 Mar 29, 2008
My son and I saw one in Neosho county several years ago just north of St. Paul
Jerry

Topeka, KS

#9 Mar 31, 2008
If the man that was lucky enough to shoot this mountain lion gets fined, let me know and I will help him pay it.
Jordan

United States

#10 Jul 14, 2008
I'll pitch in for the fine too! I have seen one twice at my house outside of Topeka
like2b_onree

Alba, MO

#11 Jul 14, 2008
Bourbon county kansas;
my son seen one (2001) at the end of a fence row, and he said it jumped right over a 52 inch high barb wire fence as easy as you stepping over a crack in the sidewalk.
I seen one (2003) while sitting in a tree stand hunting deer. I would have shot it, but I couldn't believe what I was looking at, when I realized it a few seconds after I first witnessed it there was no clear way to get a shot at it.
Jimbo

Grand Junction, CO

#12 Nov 5, 2008
Hello! Cougars are mountain lions to the people above that seem to think there is a difference.
chris

United States

#13 Aug 30, 2011
Ottawa county ok. I've spotted a large mountain lion on three separate occasions in which all three were a year apart in the same area I deer hunt. That tells me it obviously lives here and not just passing through. A picture on my trail camera is my next objective.
Used to live in Desoto

Middleton, WI

#14 Jun 14, 2012
chris wrote:
Ottawa county ok. I've spotted a large mountain lion on three separate occasions in which all three were a year apart in the same area I deer hunt. That tells me it obviously lives here and not just passing through. A picture on my trail camera is my next objective.
Back in the early 90s I was driving home to DeSoto from JCCC late at night and a very large feline type creature (way too big to be a cat) crossed K-10 in front of my car and very gracefully ducked under the metal barrier along the highway. Way too big to be a cat, light colored, with big pointy ears. I was traveling between 435 and K-7. I still remember this very vividly.
The Insider

Townsend, MA

#15 Jun 19, 2012
No mountain lions here in the Northeast. We have chipmunks and squirrels though.
Alyssa

Kansas City, MO

#16 Aug 2, 2013
I saw a mountain lion at 133st and stateline rd in Leawood Kansas. In the middle of the street!
the outsiders

Atlanta, KS

#17 Feb 26, 2014
2 sightings in elk and one in chataqua of blond cats with long tails
staci

United States

#18 May 5, 2014
I live at 183rd and Mission Road in Stilwell. Last night my boyfriend took dog out and came back in about 9 pm and said he heard strange animal sound he had never heard before back in woods behind us. Woke up to our dogs going crazy at window at 5 am to strange, loud animal sounds this morning. Sounded, like a cross between a house cat being attacked and a coyote, but it was an animal sound that I have never heard before. Pulled up u tube tonight and listened to mountain lion sounds, and it very well could be a mountain lion I heard. Any recent reports of them in Stilwell, KS?

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