First Kansas, now Missouri, the big cats are moving east. The Missourian  has a news story up about a mountain lion that was killed by a rancher near his cattle.
A mountain lion killed in western Missouri on Sunday has been turned over to the state Department of Conservation in Columbia as required by the state wildlife code. The man who shot the lion said he was defending his cattle, according to Jeff Beringer, a resource scientist with the department. The man told authorities that one of his cows had been recently killed, and commotion in his field alerted him to the danger.