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Real or Fake: Is There Really a Mountain Lion Hanging on Power Poles?

A picture on social media has raised a lot of eye brows. Is the mountain lion that was claimed to be found on a power pole while an electrician responded to an outage south of Alamogordo, New Mexico a hoax?

Look! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a mountain lion? According to a Facebook post and picture, there was a mountain lion that was found chilling atop a power pole when a lineman had responded to an outage south of Alamogordo, New Mexico. They also stated that the New Mexico Game and Fish Department had removed and located the animal.

After some investigating done by locals after the story went viral, many believe the story might be a fake. Mountain lions are magnificent animals will a lot of power. Seeing one in person is pretty remarkable, but seeing one on top of a power pole would be a story for the ages.

Apparently the exact same image of the mountain lion was found from an article in years passed. It just goes to show that you can’t believe everything you see on the internet and social media can sometimes have some downfalls.

Make sure you know what you are sharing is factual before you end up on the embarrassing end of a hoax!

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Real or Fake: Is There Really a Mountain Lion Hanging on Power Poles?