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

Junction Creek mountain lion creating a buzz

At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, a mountain lion killed a deer outside Robin Wiles kitchen window, about 2 feet from the back door. Wildlife officials moved the carcass away from the house, but Wiles saw tracks that indicated the lion returned to the spot of its kill the next day or night.
At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, a mountain lion killed a deer outside Robin Wiles kitchen window, about 2 feet from the back door. Her houseguest witnessed the kill. Wildlife officials moved the carcass away from the house, but Wiles saw tracks that indicated the lion returned to the spot of its kill the next day or night.
“At 7:30 Saturday morning a mountain lion killed a deer outside my kitchen window two feet from the back door. My houseguest, Juan de Dios Ishtriahan, a Chilean now living in Paris witnessed the kill. Although of great interest to him as a shamanic student of nature, he thought this event was perhaps ‘normal’ for Colorado, USA. Only because I heard an unfamiliar noise and went downstairs to the check it out did I get to see this myself. I have lived on this property since 1979 and never seen a ‘puma.’ We were in direct gaze with it several times through the window as it first began to pull the hair off the deer before consuming it. When a third person entered the kitchen the puma fled,” said Junction Creek resident Robin Wiles.
Night cameras near Laura Swan’s house caught a picture of a mountain lion about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas. “The snow plow guy startled him from a nap under our deck the next morning,” Swan said.
Night cameras near Laura Swan’s house caught a picture of a mountain lion about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas. “The snow plow guy startled him from a nap under our deck the next morning,” Swan said.
The mountain lion, presumably the same that is seen by many other residents in the Junction Creek area, was caught on camera near County Road 204 a couple of weeks ago. Resident Melissa Dahl said the mountain lion was about 4 feet off the road eating a deer.
Aaron Bates watched the cat for about three minutes. He wrote in an email, “They are normally so illusive, I felt lucky to have observed one feeding (from a distance).”
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