DEEP: Killed Mountain Lion Originated In South Dakota, Testing Shows: UPDATE

DEEP: Killed Mountain Lion Originated In South Dakota, Testing Shows: UPDATE


“The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said today that results of genetic tests show that the mountain lion killed in Milford in June made its way to the state from the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is an animal whose movements were actually tracked and recorded as it made its way through Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Genetic tests also show that it is likely that the mountain lion killed when it was hit by a car June 11 on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford was the same one that had been seen earlier that month in Greenwich.

DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said, “The journey of this mountain lion is a testament to the wonders of nature and the tenacity and adaptability of this species. This mountain lion traveled a distance of more than 1,500 miles from its original home in South Dakota – representing one of the longest movements ever recorded for a land mammal and nearly double the distance ever recorded for a dispersing mountain lion.”

UPDATE:

“The results of a necropsy done on a mountain lion that was hit and killed by a car in Milford last month are in.”

With MANY THANKS To Both WTNH Tv And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

WITH MANY THANKS To The Middletown Press. Read More Here:\”DEEP: Killed Mountain Lion Originated In South Dakota, Testing Shows\”

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