There's something about the topic of mountain lions in Texas. Everyone knows someone who has a story about a time they saw one of the elusive creatures and managed to live to tell the tale. Recently, mountain lions have become the talk of Texas once again and, to be honest, it's a little frightening.

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The conversations about mountain lions in Texas took an unexpected turn earlier this month when a post on social media from Texas Parks & Wildlife - Tras-Pecos Wildlife District started making the rounds. The post was of someone's backyard, and jumping the fence to get out was a freaking mountain lion.

The picture was taken in Presidio and was within the city limits. According to the post, TPWD and the Presidio police are working together to monitor for any more mountain lion activity. It's pretty wild to think that mountain lions could be making their way inside city limits in areas of Texas. Most of the time people just argue over whether or not they've ever seen one.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife has gone a step further and is now seeking public comment regarding certain regulations regarding the elusive mountain lion. The regulations have to do with trapping and canned hunts.

Canned hunts are when you trap a mountain lion and then later release it so you can hunt it. It doesn't make much sense to me, but I'm not an avid hunter. TPWD has proposed banning the practice, according to information on their website.

You have until May 22 to voice your opinion, and you can do that by following this link to their website where they have all the information you need.

In the meantime, keep your eyes open, and if you spot a mountain lion report it to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. They also recommend if you come across one, maintain eye contact with the mountain lion and slowly back away. Don't run from it. Just slowly back away.

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