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Mountain Lion Cubs Hit by Cars, One Survives

Mountain Lion Cubs Hit by Cars, One Survives

Posted - May 8, 2004 at 5:53 p.m.



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HELPER, Utah (AP) -- A mountain lion cub was killed after two yearlings were hit by cars on Highway 6, officials said.

The second animal disappeared over a ridge with no apparent injury, witnesses said.

The accidents occurred with an hour of each other Friday afternoon.

The animals may have been siblings trying to catch up to their mother, who may have been nearby, said Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer Mike Milburn. The animals were estimated at between 30 and 40 pounds each, he said.

Witnesses saw the second cub get hit.

"It regained its composure and got up and walked about 1,000 feet," Milburn said. "It was dazed, but didn't have any apparent broken bones."

No witnesses reported seeing the mother.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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