"They end up in the U.P. looking for a mate," says Debbie Munson Badini, deputy information officer for the Michigan DNR office in Marquette, in a story by the Detroit News. "When they can't find one, they usually move farther east or go back to the Dakotas. We had one cougar that ended up in Connecticut and was hit by a car. DNA testing showed it was the same animal that was in Michigan earlier [that year]."