WY Game and Fish Department- Large Carnivore Biologist Mike Boyce investigated a reported lion kill on the “Putt-Putt” trail about a mile from the Cache Creek trailhead. Mike determined that indeed it was a lion-killed doe deer, left somewhat covered with grass, right on the trail. Mike moved the carcass well away from the trail for safety and monitored it with a trail camera. The lion did return to the carcass later that night, but only briefly and did not feed on the carcass. There was no evidence or photos to suggest the lion ever returned again. There have been no lion sightings reported in the area since.
August 19, 2016