mountain lion


Examples of mountain lion in a Sentence

the problems created by mountain lions coming into contact with humans in suburban developments
Recent Examples on the Web Well, guess what, Woodside — Irvine and Pasadena and L.A.’s Hollywood Hills are mountain lion habitats, too. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 5 Apr. 2024 Rosenau reiterated mountain lion interactions with humans are particularly rare. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 26 Mar. 2024 My friend lives in a canyon with lots of wildlife, including coyotes, mountain lions, owls and other predators. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, 23 Mar. 2024 The mountain lion was located after officials followed tracks and drag marks in the snow to where the predator had hid the goat’s carcass. The Summit Daily, The Denver Post, 16 Feb. 2024 While the agency reviews hundreds of sightings annually, attacks on humans by mountain lions are rare. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 But the mountain lion clawed at his midsection leading the 18-year-old to lose his grip. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 25 Mar. 2024 Emergency responders first located and began treating Wyatt Brooks before finding the mountain lion crouched next to his brother‘s body. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 The last recorded fatal mountain lion attack in El Dorado County was reported in April 1994, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 24 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountain lion was circa 1615

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“Mountain lion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

mountain lion

: cougar

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