Officials: More mountain lion sightings reported in Oklahoma in 2020

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As the pandemic caused much of our everyday lives to come to a halt, more Oklahomans found ways to pass the time outdoors.

If you like to enjoy nature, officials say you should be careful to not disturb Oklahoma’s wildlife.

For years, there have been reports of mountain lions being spotted across the state.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation says there were more mountain lion sightings in Oklahoma in 2020 than any year previously.

In all, there were seven confirmed sightings of the animals in Osage, Cimarron, Pushmataha, and Pawnee counties.

The previous annual record was five sightings.

Officials say all of the reports came from trail cameras.

If you have spotted a mountain lion, state wildlife officials are asking that you report it at (405) 521-3851.

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