Mountain Lion Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An official with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says officers have not found any physical evidence of a mountain lion that reportedly attacked a Saunders County man.

Wildlife Division Administrator Jim Douglas says the man hurt in the alleged attack suffered superficial scratches to his leg. Douglas says the man was alone when the attack occurred.

Douglas says he did not know the man's identity and was unsure whether it was being released.

He says tracking dogs were used Monday and did not pick up on any scents. He says heavy rain, that could have washed away mountain lion tracks, also kept a search helicopter grounded Monday.

Douglas says commission officers would continue searching the area on foot and along the Platte River, possibly into Wednesday.

He says no residents in the area were reporting sightings, and he knew of no previous reports of a puma in the area.

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