Just over a week ago (December 10), I was driving back from a family Christmas in Columbus.Â I was about 5 miles west of Bellwood when an animal ran across the road about 200 feet in front of my vehicle.Â It ran very quickly and had disappeared into some trees just to the south of the highway before I knew it, but the sum of its physical characteristics was quite unusual:
- Size: around that of a large dog or small doe
- Color: tan
- Gait: more “cat-like” than “dog-like”
I was about to write it off as a bobcat when one final observation came back to me: it had a long tail.
So, yeah, I can now count myself among the numbers of people who claim an unverified mountain lion sighting in Nebraska.Â Go me.