A Jefferson County Open Area worker took to Twitter to warn the general public about latest mountain lion exercise within the space of North Desk Mountain, close to Golden.
The warning particularly talked about that having canine off-leash can improve the chance of a adverse interplay with certainly one of these massive cats. Whereas mountain lion assaults on people are uncommon, assaults on canine are extra frequent – particularly these noticed with no human round. It is usually attainable for an off-leash canine to injure a mountain lion, lowering its possibilities of surviving within the wild.
Heads up: Mountain lion exercise reported @ North Desk Mtn. Preserve pets leashed. Unleashed canine are at larger threat of adverse interactions with lions. Pay attention to your environment. For those who see a lion, don’t run away. Cease, make your self look massive & again away. @JeffcoOpenSpace pic.twitter.com/KXsng1b2Ms
— Mary Ann (@JCOSRanger1) January 12, 2021
This warning follows one other that was just lately despatched out involving one other Entrance Vary location.
Final week, the public was warned about mountain lion exercise within the neighborhood of Colorado State College’s Environmental Studying Heart within the Fort Collins space.
Although most trailgoers in Colorado won’t ever see a mountain lion, it is necessary to at all times bear in mind in lion nation. For those who occur to identify a mountain lion, again away slowly with out turning round or shifting too shortly. Operating can set off a chase response. As an alternative, make your self giant and make a whole lot of noise. Throw rocks and sticks within the course of the lion, however keep away from bending over or crouching to get them. For those who do get attacked, at all times combat again.