Mountain lion

A mountain lion alternated between feeding on a deer carcass and resting behind a large juniper tree Wednesday on High School Butte. The big cat could easily be seen from South Park Loop Road, and scores of observers lined the sidewalk there to catch a glimpse.

A mountain lion spotted eating a carcass and napping on the slopes right above town has prompted the Teton County School District to send out a warning to parents.

“A mountain lion has been spotted on High School Butte today,” the district sent word in an alert. “If your student walks or bikes to school remind them to be aware and use appropriate precautions.”

This post will be updated and a full story will appear in the Jackson Hole Daily.

Contact Mike Koshmrl at 732-7067 or

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them for 7 years. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

(1) comment

David Weingart

Wow, that's right around the corner from home

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