Video shows 1st documented mountain lion sighting in Dallas County
Dallas County had an extremely rare visitor last week. A homeowner’s security camera captured one of the rarest creatures in Texas: a mountain lion.
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Dallas County had an extremely rare visitor last week. CBS DFW reports that a homeowner’s security camera has captured one of the rarest creatures in Texas, a mountain lion.
It is an animal that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says has not had a documented occurrence in Dallas County as of now.
The video recorded on Sunday shows the animal behind a couple’s house, which it posted on YouTube:
It shows what the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed as a mountain lion walking past the property from two different angles.
State wildlife workers later inspected the area and found tracks to support their initial suspicions that it was indeed a mountain lion.
They analyzed the video and ruled out other possible species of wildlife such as a bobcat as its tail was long enough to drag on the ground.
CBS DFW received a statement from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department stating, “Biologists suspect this mountain lion is most likely a passing juvenile male in search of a homeland, a place to settle . The mountain lion and its tracks have been spotted on private property in Rowlett. The food sources of the mountain lion include both deer and wild boar. There is not a large deer population in the area where this lion was sighted. So it could have been looking for wild boar / a general source of food. “
Wildlife experts also say that mountain lions can travel many miles in a week, so they’d be surprised to see them again.