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Photo of mountain lion dragging a deer not in Kansas

A  photo currently circulating online of a mountain lion supposedly dragging a whitetail buck in front of a feeder in Kansas was taken by a trail camera in another state.

Mark Dowling, of the Cougar Network and Matt Peek, of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, both verified the shot is part of what’s become a wide-ranging hoax.Recently many local people recieved this photo online saying the photo was taken in Kansas. The same photograph has also been attributed to at least ten other states. Experts say it was taken in Texas.Several people recently forwarded the photo to The Eagle and Wildlife and Parks, claiming it was recently taken near Wellington or Pittsburg.

Some online searching shows the  photo has been attributed to at least ten other states.

Dowling said it’s been circulating for quite a while and originally came from Texas.