JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado hikers are being warned about a mountain lion showing abnormal behavior toward humans. Jefferson County Open Space closed Deer Creek Canyon Park Saturday morning because of the investigation.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells CBS4 they received reports of a mountain lion on a trail and it did not run away from hikers. They say that is strange behavior for a mountain lion.

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They add they had a report from Friday and similar reports from two weeks ago.

Jeffco Open Space says access to Black Bear Trail from Hildebrand Ranch Park is also closed.

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It is not clear when the park will reopen.

Danielle Chavira