Mountain Lions Heading East
More sightings of mountain lions are occurring in Missouri. Officials say there is no cause for worry at this point. Mountain lions are secretive animals that are more scared of humans then we are of them.
Why is Missouri experiencing more mountain lion sightings? It is believed that the young males are looking for love- or a new place of their own. The west is highly populated with mountain lions, so to find a new area they search and that search leads them east. However female mountain lions are not very prevalent and this pushes the males further in which case they will probably run into humans. From CBSStLouis.com.