Friday, April 04, 2008
Wise County mountain lion?
Somebody sent these to my dad, with this note:
"This lion was hit between Cherry Reservoir Road and High Knob area (near Wise, VA) by a car. Game and Fish had to come and put him down.
He charged at the Fish and Game guy in the process. Look at his PAWS!"
I don't know whether this is true, or just one of those Internet deals.
A while back, I posted here with a link that still works to a piece about mountain lion sightings in Southwest Virginia.
There's no word yet on whether the lion was in town for the latest hearing on the Virginia City power plant, or if he was en route to see the animal lobbyists in St. Paul or Clintwood.
UPDATE: In the comments, Carl Kilo has forwarded the news article from the Coalfield Progress showing the lion story was a hoax debunked on Snopes.com - a real cat but from Arizona. Ah, the joys of the Internet.
SECOND UPDATE: Brian Peterson in the comments says the cat wasn't in Parkersburg, before it wasn't in Wise.