ESTES PARK, Colorado (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife warns the people of Estes Park of recent reports of mountain lion attacks on dogs. In both cases, the owners reported that the mountain lion saw their dogs attacking their dogs outside their home.
The first attack occurred on February 11th in the Prospect Mountain area. CPW said the dog survived.
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A second dog was killed in an attack on February 15 near the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park on Eagle Cliff Road.
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CPW reminds people living in the land of the mountain lion to scan backyards before letting animals outside and not to leave them unattended for too long. Wildlife officials also recommend that animal owners keep their animals on a leash whenever possible and avoid walks between dusk and dawn.
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For more information on living with mountain lions and what to do if you come across one, please visit the CPW website.