Wednesday, July 27, 2011
this really is something!
the mountain lion that got (tragically) killed here a few weeks back, traipsed all the way from SOUTH DAKOTA. that's some hike. i guess he didn't like driving on the highway either
The mountain lion killed by a car in Milford in June probably traveled 1,500 miles from its birthplace in the Black Hills of South Dakota before dying on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Connecticut, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
This mountain lion's trip was the longest one documented for a mountain lion and quite possibly the longest undertaken by a mammal in North America, said DEEP wildlife biologist Paul Rego.
"It was an incredible journey that ended in a tragic death on our highway here," said Daniel C. Esty, commissioner of the DEEP............
Posted by rose bush at Wednesday, July 27, 2011