The conservation department has gotten the straight story on who shot the mountain lion in Ray County on January 2. It wasn’t a farmer, it was a hunter … who was looking for raccoons.
The department says he thought he’dtreed one but when he shined his flashlight into the tree he saw eyes that were too far apart for a raccoon. A department spokesman says the hunter was afraid to run because the thought the mountain lion would atack him. So he shot and killed it. No charges will be filed.