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mountain lion in Chesterfield

Mountain Lion in Chesterfield

This trailcam image was taken in the Chesterfield area on Jan. 12. It is the 13th confirmed mountain-lion report in Missouri.

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Mountain Lion in DeKalb County

Mountain Lion in DeKalb County

MDC has confirmed a photograph of a mountain lion taken Dec. 12, 2012, by a trail camera on private land in DeKalb County.

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Mountain Lion In Shannon County

Mountain Lion In Shannon County

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion on private land in Shannon County approximately nine miles west of Eminence. The confirmation is based on this trail camera photo taken Sept. 29, 2013. The name of the landowner and the property location are not being released at the request of the landowner.

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Mountain Lion in Warren County

Mountain Lion in Warren County

MDC has confirmed this photograph of a mountain lion taken by a trail camera on Dec. 9 on private land in Warren County.

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image of dead mountain lion

Mountain Lion La Plata

This young male mountain lion was shot by a group of hunters on Jan. 22 near La Plata, Mo. MDC biologists examined the animal and determined it weighted 127 pounds and had no signs of being held in captivity.

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Mountain Lion Near Branson

Mountain Lion Near Branson

MDC has confirmed this photograph of a mountain lion taken by a trail camera on Oct. 31, 2012, on private land near Branson in Taney County.

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Mountain Lion Paw

Mountain Lion Paw

This photo shows the surface of the Reynolds County mountain lion's paw.

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Photo of a mountain lion’s forepaw with a human hand next to it for scale.

Mountain Lion Paw

Mountain lion paws are much larger than those of any other felines in our state. The tracks they leave are 3 inches long (bobcats’ are 2 inches long). Note the three lobes at the base of the heel pad (dogs and coyotes have only a single indent at the bottom of their pads), and the teardrop-shaped (not oval) toe pads.

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Photo of a dead mountain lion’s forepaw held up by a person’s hand, with thumb c

Mountain Lion Paw

Mountain lion paws are similar to those of other cats in that the claws are retractable and are only extended when they are climbing or trying to grip something. For this reason, as they leave tracks, the claws usually don’t leave marks. The tracks of dogs, coyotes, and other canids usually show small holes where the claws touched the substrate.

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