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A mountain lion spotted in a tree in Burnett County near Spooner on Mar. 4. Officials say the mountain lion has not been seen since and they have stopped efforts to capture it and put a radio collar and tag on it. Photo courtesy DNR

Mountain lion spotted last week hasn't been seen again

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A mountain lion that ran away after it was almost captured last week in northwest Wisconsin was never seen again.

Jim Bishop of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the cougar is thought to be alive and it might have headed west to Minnesota.

Searchers used fresh snow cover this week to look for cougar tracks but they didn't find any.

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