NIMROD, Minn. — An adult male mountain lion was found Friday morning near Nimrod, believed to have been hit by a vehicle. The cat weighed 142 pounds, according to Jesse Koskiniemi, a Nimrod resident who was asked to come over and take a look at the feline after it had been found. Koskiniemi said someone else claimed the cat, though he believed the DNR currently has possession of it. He posted photos of the cat on Facebook showing off the size of its large feet. Koskiniemi said the cat has been around for years and his neighbors have numerous photos of mountain lions. A DNR enforcement officer from the region was not immediately available to comment about the finding. The number of verified cougar observations indicate that cougar occurrence in Minnesota is a result of transient animals from the western Dakotas, according to the Minnesota DNR website. The DNR annual scent-post and winter tracking surveys have recorded no evidence to suggest the possibility of a resident breeding population of cougars in Minnesota. Nimrod is about 50 miles northwest of Brainerd.