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.
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.READ MORE: Park Hill Residents File Lawsuit Against Safe Outdoor Space For Homeless In Church Parking Lot
They add they had a report from Friday and similar reports from two weeks ago.
CLOSED: Deer Creek Canyon Park is closed until further notice due to an ongoing investigation in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/HRH44wcpCeREAD MORE: Busy Friday Night In Downtown Denver Could Signal Trend Toward Post-Pandemic Life
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Jeffco Open Space says access to Black Bear Trail from Hildebrand Ranch Park is also closed.MORE NEWS: Colorado's Comeback: Moviegoers Return To Regal Theatres Amid COVID Safety Protocols
It is not clear when the park will reopen.