Lipan Man Possibly Killed By Mountain Lion?

A Lipan man is dead following what Hood County authorities believe was a mountain lion attack. Christopher Alan Whiteley, 28, body was found last Thursday in a wooded area near his home in Lipan. According to officials, Whiteley’s body had wounds which appear to have come from a wild animal, possibly a mountain lion. The Hood County Sheriff’s Department has contacted the USDA to investigate and possibly to trap and remove the lion. In most cases involving a wild animal attacking a human, the animal is euthanized. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cast doubt on whether Whiteley was attacked by a mountain lion. “There is not any evidence of a predatory attack by a mountain lion at the location where the victim was found,” the department said in a news release on Sunday