ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning people in Estes Park about recent reports of mountain lion attacks on dogs. In both incidents, the owners reported seeing the mountain lion attack their dogs outside of their home.
The first attack happened on Feb. 11 in the Prospect Mountain area. CPW said that dog survived.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
A second dog was killed in an attack on Feb. 15 near the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park off Eagle Cliff Road.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: National Jewish Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
CPW reminds people who live in mountain lion country to scan backyards before letting animals outside and not to leave them unattended for too long. Wildlife officials also recommend pet owners keep their animals on a leash when possible and avoid walks between dusk and dawn.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche
For more information on living with mountain lions and what to do if you encounter one, visit the CPW website.