Possible mountain lion sighting in Flower Mound

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by WFAA-TV staff reports

wfaa.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:19 AM

There has been a report of a possible mountain lion sighting in Flower Mound.

The Animal Services and Parks and Recreation Department said they were notified of a sighting near the area of 1171 and High Road.

The lion was seen on a hiking trail and ran off shortly after being spotted.

Mountain lions are native to Texas, however sightings are rare.

Mountain lions, commonly known as a cougars, panthers or pumas, are generally calm, quiet, and elusive.

Attacks on humans are rare and usually occur in areas with a high population of cougars and where the human population enters the lion's habitat.

If by chance, you come face to face with a cougar, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends that you do not approach the lion, do not run and make yourself look as big as possible. Keep children in sight and close to you and back away slowly, keeping eye contact. Fight back if you are attacked.

For more information or to report a mountain lion sighting, contact Flower Mound Animal Services at 972-874-6390.

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