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Closeup of mountain lion face

Confirming Mountain Lion Sightings

Confirming the presence of mountain lion requires physical evidence, such as photos, tracks or DNA.

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Photo of confirmed cougar tracks in muddy creekbed

Cougar Tracks in Creekbed

A landowner photographed these mountain lion tracks in northern Macon County in April 2011.

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Closeup of mountain lion face

DNA reveals different origins for Missouri mountain lions

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Four cougars seen in Missouri came from three states.

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DNA tests shed light on cougar, wolf sightings

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Results confirm ties to mountain lions from South Dakota and timber wolves from the Great Lakes states.

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Grundy County Mountain Lion

Grundy County Mountain Lion

This mountain lion was photographed by a trail camera on April 2 in rural Grundy County in northwest Missouri.

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Housecat silhouette

House Cat Silhouette

House cats measure about 10 and 1/2 inches at the shoulder

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silhouette of a house cat in an opening through trees

House Cat Silhouette Seen in an Opening

The life-size house cat silhouette takes up about the same space in the opening as the animal depicted in the original photo.

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Hunter admits shooting mountain lion in Ray County

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Conservation officials say no charges will be filed.

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Hunters shoot mountain lion near Macon

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Hunters say animal posed threat. Fourth recent confirmed report brings total to 14 in Missouri since 1994.

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If You Encounter a Mountain Lion

The chance of a meeting a mountain lion on a Missouri trail is almost zero, but knowing how to recognize and respond to threatening behaviors can help you avoid or survive a close encounter.

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