Mountain Lion Killed In Eastern Nebraska

Arlington, NE (December 23, 2021) A mountain lion was struck and killed by a vehicle in eastern Nebraska.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Washington County Sheriff Mike Robinson on Wednesday posted an image of the dead mountain lion, calling it “a first” in his 40-year career.

The mountain lion was struck northeast of Arlington, near the intersection of two county roads.

Robinson says the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will collect the carcass. The commission’s website says there are three breeding populations of mountain lions in western Nebraska, and a few roam other parts of the state. The number of mountain lions in Nebraska isn’t known, but the animals are more common in western states.

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