Junction Creek mountain lion creating a buzz

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Junction Creek mountain lion creating a buzz

‘Welcome to Colorado,’ says unimpressed Durangoan
Mountain lion do’s and don’ts

To reduce the risk of problems with mountain lions:
Make noise when outside of your home.
Install lighting.
Watch children when outside.
Remove vegetation that provides hiding places.
Plant shrubs and plants in your yard that deer don’t eat to reduce chance of mountain lions stalking prey.
Keep pets in at night.
Store all garbage securely.
Place livestock in enclosed sheds or barns at night.
Encourage neighbors to follow similar precautions.
Here are some tips if you encounter a mountain lion:
On hikes, walk in groups and make plenty of noise. Keep children close and within sight at all times.
Do not approach a lion, and always give the animal a way to escape.
Stay calm, talk calmly yet firmly.
Move away slowly. Do not run, and instead face the lion and stand upright.
Try to appear large: raise your arms, open your jacket, pick children up so they don’t panic and run.
If the animal attacks, fight back. Throw whatever you can get your hands on, use your bare hands, and try to remain standing.
After a sighting, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 247-0855.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife

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