Rancher kills first mountain lion in Kansas in 100 years

The first mountain lion documented in Kansas in more than 100 years has been shot and killed.

A Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks official obtained the pelt Monday. A Barber County landowner shot the adult male mountain lion on his property west of Medicine Lodge in November and now faces criminal charges.

Tracy Galvin, a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks game warden, began an investigation about three weeks ago after tips from local residents, including a rancher who'd seen a photo of the dead animal.

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