It appears a female mountain lion has been run over and killed near Ericson.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports the body of the female lion was discovered along a road. It appears to have been struck and killed by a vehicle.
An investigation is underway, including forensic analysis.
Game and Parks says that anyone with information regarding the incident may call the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers at 1-800-742-7627. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
The illegal take or possession of mountain lions or any parts thereof is prohibited without a proper permit, according to the commission.