ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are letting a New Mexico man take a road kill mountain lion to a taxidermist.
State officials took the cat after he called to report it. Officials say the cat appeared had died from injuries from a vehicle.
New Mexico law prohibits residents from picking up a trophy animal without reporting to authorities first.
Vigil says after getting the cat back he took it to a taxidermist and will likely put it on a full mount.
Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com