June 21, 2018
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Mountain lion sighting claimed in Maine

The Associated Press

WINSLOW, Maine — Maine state biologists are investigating a report of a mountain lion sighting in Winslow.

Lin Stout told the Kennebec Journal that she and her 9- and 5-year-old sons spotted the long tail of a cougar bobbing through ferns and brush from their backyard Monday afternoon. They live in a subdivision that’s surrounded by woods.

The state game department’s Wally Jakubas said there was another possible mountain-lion report last week in north Augusta. Jakubas said the Winslow sighting is convincing and a state biologist is investigating.

Several mountain lion sightings are reported annually, but there have been only two scientifically confirmed cases in Maine: The first was in 1938 near the Maine-Quebec border and the second was in 1995 in Cape Elizabeth.

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