Ghostly Image is Missouri's 33rd Mountain Lion Sighting Since 1994
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Reynolds County, in the Ozark hills of southeastern Missouri, is something of a hotbed for puma sightings, with five confirmed reports over the past decade and a half. Conservation officials have now confirmed a total of 33 mountain lion sightings in Missouri since 1994. (See map below.)
Some of the cats, often captured by trail cameras, may be images of the same cougar. The conservation department believes the animals, which where extirpated from Missouri in the 1920s, are migrating here from South Dakota.