You guys, I love animals.  You know I do, I just told you about a baby rhino the other day.  I tell you about  my boyfriend's dogs.  I tell you about my cats.  But this one is a big NOPE.

Check out this video a guy posted from his trail cam in Sturgeon.  Sturgeon is about an hour and a half drive away from us, not a big town.  Less than a thousand people,  and it's in Boone County.

NOPE NOPE NOPE. NO, thank you. That straight up looks like it belongs in a zoo!  According to KOMU, the Missouri Department of Conservation has the video and they're investigating. Most likely it's not a huge danger to anybody and might just be moving on to go the warmer weather in the west.  Apparently they tend not to breed here, they usually just pass through.

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But you best believe if I saw something like that on one of my security cameras, I'd be panicking! I do not need a 200 odd pound kitty killing machine in my backyard at any given time.  I don't even know what I'd do, to be honest. Just cower in my kitchen and  hope it goes away? I mean, what COULD you do?  I mean, I guess if you were the hunting type you could try to shoot it.... but I wouldn't want to tempt fate, you know?  One wrong move and you're out a throat.   Miss that shot and you're gonna be no more, ceased to be, bereft of life, a former person.

Cowering in the kitchen sounds like a pretty good idea.  But the guy who took the video (he said all of this on his YT channel, in the description of the video) says he's convinced it was just migrating, he's not in danger, he hasn't seen any evidence of it on his land again, and he doesn't give permission to anyone to hunt on his land.  So I guess they're okay.  And we get to watch a video of a freggin' lion here in Missouri!

But, still.  That's a big NOPE from me.

Lionly yours,


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