SCOTTSBLUFF — Add a mountain lion and a pair of moose to recent reports of wildlife in the Panhandle.
A mountain lion discovered dead in the Wildcat Hills is believed to have been struck by a vehicle.
Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Manny Jimenez and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Conservation Officer Scott Brandt removed the cat from State Highway 71 near the game reserve entrance shortly after 10 p.m.
Lt. Lance Rogers said the cat was believed to have been struck by a semitrailer truck or other large vehicle. No one reported having struck an animal.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials said the mountain lion was a 110-pound male.
It was the second mountain lion found in the area recently. The Nebraska Game and Parks euthanized a male mountain lion on Aug. 18 after it perched in a tree at a Kimball residence.
Mountain lions aren’t the only wild animals making an appearance in the area.
A Scotts Bluff County man, William Benzel, took photos of two moose he spotted Tuesday morning in a pinto bean field near Lyman.
— World-Herald News Service