Kansas officials have verified another mountain lion.
It‘s the state‘s fifth confirmed sighting since 2007. Before that, the last official verification of a mountain lion in the state occurred in 1904.
Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks learned about the Nemaha County photos last week.
Matt Peek of the department says a staff biologist inspected the area where the photo was taken to verify that it was the same spot pictured.
Officials suspect the animals are coming from areas with expanding mountain lion populations.