The trap was set by U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS Wildlife Services in an attempt to remove coyotes from a cattle pasture.
The gender of the animal could not be determined with certainty due to decomposition in the warm weather. Tooth measurements and pelt coloration are consistent with a sub-adult or young adult female. Final determination of the gender will be made through genetic analysis.
Anyone with trail camera photographs or other evidence of mountain lions should contact the agency.