Observation ID: 87273

Submitted by donnaargus on Wed, 07/14/2021 - 06:52
Condition
Dead
Animal
Mountain Lion
Identification Confidence
somewhat confident
Observation Date / Time

The carcass was hit between the two southbound lanes and strewn across the road. This is a curving dangerous road to drive so I didn't have much time to observe the carcass. I saw at least two legs, probably front legs, that seemed longer than a bobcat, but we're darker in coloration and somewhat shorter than I'd expect for an adult mtn lion.

My impression was this was a sub adult mtn lion.

Observer
Donna Sweet
Travel Frequency
several times per week
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 12 hours
Carcass Position
road surface
Roadway Speed Limit
55 mph
Road Type
interstate
Location Description
See above
Roadside Features
concrete median barrier

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