Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Mail carrier on route east of Crookston says mountain lion ran across road

  • Local DNR wildlife manager doesn't confirm anything, but says similar reports come in from time to time.

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  • Reports of a mountain lion east of town have been made this week. Kathy Aamot of Crookston told the Times on Wednesday that while delivering mail Tuesday and driving southeast of town, just one mile off of Highway 102, a mountain lion crossed the road about 100 feet in front of her. She also stated that she heard of a similar incident north of Highway 2.
    Terry Wolfe, area wildlife manager at the DNR office in Crookston, said that reports like this have come in over the years, with most of them in the Fertile area. While he admits it's possible that a mountain lion could be around, he said people often falsely identify other animals, such as fishers, as mountain lions. He added, "I think it's safe to leave your home today."
    Anyone who spots a mountain lion should call the area DNR office at 281-6063 to properly report the incident.
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