Mineral Wells (WBAP/KLIF) – The state of Texas is investigating the death of a mountain lion a little north of Mineral Wells. It was hit by a car on highway 337. The big cat was a full-grown, healthy, adult male. Finding a mountain lion in north Texas is a rare thing. In fact game officials say there hasn’t been a confirmed mountain lion sighting in this part of the state in at least 15 years. They are so elusive most experts have never even seen one in the wild. The animal’s body is being studied in an effort to determine what it’s been eating, and where it’s been living.