Mountain lion spotted in Wheat Ridge | Families
Wheat Ridge, Colo. - A mountain lion was sighted Thursday, August 26 at about 10:30 a.m. in the area of W. 49th Avenue and Independence in Wheat Ridge.
The large cat has shown no aggression towards, or interest in, any people or pets in the area.
However, Wheat Ridge Police want remind citizens about what to do if they encounter a mountain lion.
-Make a lot of noise
-Do not approach the lion
-Stay very calm
-Back away slowly
-Appear as large as possible
Police say chances are good that the mountain lion is just passing through but citizens in the area should take a few precautions while at home:
-Keep small children inside
-Keep dogs and cats inside or on a leash if you are out on a walk
-Keep trash bins shut tightly
Wheat Ridge Police and Community Services Officers are working with the Division of Wildlife to monitor the cat’s movements.
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