Wildlife agency investigating possible mountain lion photo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating after receiving a photo of what appears to be a mountain lion in Obion County near the Kentucky border.

A statement from the agency says the photo was taken Sept. 20 by a trail camera on private land. Wildlife experts are investigating, but said no further evidence has been found. Biologists say the animal is likely a young male that has left its home range in the West in search of new territory.

The statement says there have been documented sightings of mountain lions in other nearby states including Kentucky. In that sighting, a concerned caller reported spotting the animal on a central Kentucky farm. A conservation officer shot and killed it due to public safety concerns.