Just when you thought Northern Colorado was safe again after the capture of the elusive, aggressive llama in the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, we get word of this...
A mountain lion was spotted in Wellington.
This comes just a few weeks after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer shot and killed a mountain lion near Wellington.
Colorado parks and Wildlife give these tips for dealing with the big cats:
- Clear brush away from buildings and in the yard to eliminate hiding places.
- Install motion detectors for night lighting.
- Do not provide food for any wildlife. For example, bird feeders can attract deer and raccoons, which can attract mountain lions.
- Keep animals and livestock in an enclosed pen when they're outside, and bring pets inside at night.
- Tell children to play close to the house, particularly when it's near dusk. If they see a mountain lion, they should go inside.