New Macon County, Missouri Mountain Lion Sighting

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 13th, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed a mountain lion spotting in Missouri.

This time, photos of tracks turned up in Macon County, in Northeast Missouri.

This is the seventh verified mountain lion sighting in Missouri since late November and the 17th in modern time.

According to a member of the Conservation Department’s Mountain Lion Response Team, a landowner found large, cat-like tracks in a muddy creek bed while hunting mushrooms.

The spotting happened on April 20 near Economy, Missouri. That’s northeast of Long Branch Lake.

Despite rain washing away those tracks, the photos send to conservation officials are said to have the same characteristics of mountain lion tracks.

Furthermore, it was reported that…

The last sighting was in Oregon County in early March.


Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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