A local doctor says he was told several years ago by a government worker, whose name he does not remember, that a wildlife agency released two mountain lions in Moore County, possibly to control the deer population.
Lineberger couldn’t say for sure, but he recalls that the reason given was to control the deer population.
“What I remember is that the question probably arose, ‘Why would you do that? Why would you release mountain lions in Moore County?’” Lineberger said. “And it wasn’t to control the golfers.”
While Lineberger initially thought the worker was from the U.S. Forest Service, he is not positive that is the case.
“What I do remember is the guy told me he’d been working for whoever it was for 20, 25 years, and it was certainly a government agency,” Lineberger said. “I just can’t remember which one.”
So...were they dropped from rogue helicopters?