Mountain Lion Spotted in PA: Is it True?

Jake Wells

Are mountain lions now in Pennsylvania?

According to Youtube user @padotta, the following footage is of a mountain lion in Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania.

The specific footage can also be found right here on YouTubefound right here on YouTube.

While the footage is quite shaky and looks a lot like a coyote at first, if you freeze the video at around the six second mark, it is more clear that this animal very well could be a mountain lion when you look at it's stride.

For example, you can see following video of a mountain lion in Montana.

Mountain Lions are not commonly found in Pennsylvania, but there have been stories about mountain lions on the east coast.

Here are a couple interesting facts about mountain lions from the United States Department of Agriculture. The adult males may be more than 8 feet long (from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail), and can weigh between 130 and 150 pounds. Adult females can be 7 feet long and weigh between 65 and 90 pounds. In addition, generally speaking, mountain lions can be found wherever deer are present. Their usual habitat is steep, rocky canyons or mountainous terrain.

The mountain lion used to be found all over the United States, but now is primarily seen in the western U.S. An endangered subspecies of mountain lion also remains in Florida.

What do you think of the video in Pennsylvania above?

Have you ever seen a mountain lion in Pennsylvania before?

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