Mountain lion packs have been recorded moving through Colorado neighborhoods
Mountain lions are a natural part of Colorado’s ecology, so they get as close to people as you might expect on occasion. CBS Colorado’s Jack Lowenstein observed.
Carolyn Andrews shared ringing doorbell video with CBS Colorado of an incident from April 1, when a group of mountain lions were seen walking through her neighborhood at night. He lives in Silverthorne, about 67 miles west of Denver.
In the video, five large cats can be seen roaming around her neighborhood around 11 a.m. in what appeared to be a calm, cool end to the day.
But these videos are also a reminder of the importance of pet owners being vigilant in mountain towns Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges community members to avoid leaving their pets outside overnight.
The nearby mountain lions are also a good reminder for parents to care for young children at night when such an encounter can occur.
It was an encounter from a distance that could be enjoyed as a sight to behold when nature comes closer to home, but not too close.
You can learn more about the state’s mountain lions by visiting the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
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