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Mountain lions roaming Colorado city in the pride of about 10 ‘troubles’ officials

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Colorado wildlife officials issued a warning for the residents of Edwards this week after discovering a group of 8 to 10 lions is “roaming” neighborhoods in the area.

In recent days, residents have encountered a number of corpses and at least two attacks on dogs were reported. The recent increase in mountain lion sightings prompted officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to the attention of the Edwards area to be on high alert.

“This is a worrying situation and we are very concerned for the safety and well-being of the people in this area,” CPW’s Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke said in an online statement Thursday. “We ask everyone to take this warning seriously.”

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The CPW encouraged the local population, that place is a big cat in a residential area to alert them immediately and keep a safe distance.

“We ask the residents to be extremely cautious, because lions are large, powerful predators and can be very dangerous if they have lost their natural fear of people,” CPW District Wildlife Manager Matt Yamashita added in a statement. “We follow the situation closely.”

Based on information they have received so far, the officials believe there are two female lions, who each travel with a litter of 3 to 4 young lions — although the lions “almost an adult, as big or perhaps bigger than their mother,” the CPW said.

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“It seems the female lions are in the education of their young to hunt under a human populated area. Given we are talking about almost an adult lions, this is not a sustainable situation. We will take the right management decisions if it is necessary, but what the action will be remains to be seen, and will be based on our assessment of the risks and the lion’ s behavior going forward,” Explains added.

Cougars already have many of the cups in 2019. In the beginning of February, a Colorado man was forced to choke a mountain lion to death after it mauled him during a run on the West Ridge Trail in the Larimer County foothills. The man, later identified as Travis Kauffman, in comparison with the encounter of a wrestling match.”

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An estimated 3,000 to 7,000 mountain lions are located in The Centennial State, CPW says, adding: “we have more lions than ever before,” in some parts of the state.

Wildlife officials remind those who live in a state where mountain lion populations are found to remain vigilant and keep pets close.

“Although lion attacks are rare, they are possible, as is an injury of a wild animal, the National Park Service (NPS) warns on its website. “Yes, the potential to be killed or injured by a mountain lion is quite low compared to many other natural hazards.”

If you encounter a mountain lion, the NPS proposes to remain calm, upright, and avoiding confrontation. Never approach or run from a lion, as it can “stimulate a mountain lion’s instinct to hunt.” Also not to bend over because it will make you looks like a lion four-legged prey.

In the case of a mountain lion acts aggressively, the NPS says “appear intimidating.”

“If the larger is not afraid of the mountain lion off, start throwing stones, branches, or whatever you can reach in its direction without bending or twisting of the back. Do not throw things on the net. There is no need to unnecessarily injure the mountain lion,” the NPS suggests, add, or the animal starts to fall, it is important to “fight back.”

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