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.

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.

It is not clear when the park will reopen.

Danielle Chavira

Comments (5)
  1. hexe says:

    There’s always the possibility of it being a former captive cat that got to be too much for the idiots who thought it would be cool to have a mountain lion for a pet, so they dumped it. There’s really a limited number of reasons for a lion to behave in this manner–habituation, rabies, illness/injury resulting in malnutrition, or recently released from captivity.

  2. Rademacher says:

    If It eats a few Tourists..That’s a Bad Thing..??

  3. Please do not kill the lion. Close the trail for the year.

  4. Robert Gift says:

    Has anyone been leaving food for the mountain lion? (That includeslobs littering.)
    Hope CPW does not have to kill the cat.

  5. Chip says:

    Some stupid chump has been feeding it or something as so it no longer is afraid of humans.

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