Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Mountain lion reportedly preying on pet dogs

Associated Press - Updated: February 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Associated Press - Updated: February 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm • Published: February 17, 2014

GOLDEN — State wildlife managers say residents of Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Golden have reported that seven or eight pet dogs have been taken by a mountain lion since November. KMGH-TV reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/kndbxw9 ) that Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to trap and...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

To continue reading please register for FREE below.

or
*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.
Are you a subscriber and having trouble viewing stories?

GOLDEN — State wildlife managers say residents of Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Golden have reported that seven or eight pet dogs have been taken by a mountain lion since November.

KMGH-TV reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/kndbxw9 ) that Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to trap and relocate the lion.

Agency spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says officers also want to put a radio collar on the animal to track it.

Churchill says officers generally don't trap lions that kill one or two pets, but they're concerned this one is attacking dogs instead of its normal prey.

Officials have put up a sign outside a fire station warning that a mountain lion is active in the area.

___

Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

Comment Policy

Comments are for registered users only. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement