NIWOT, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife sent out a warning this week to residents in Niwot about a mountain lion. The animal was captured on a night camera late Tuesday night stalking on private property just south of Niwot Road.

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Residents in the area say there are often deer and raccoons around there.

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Wildlife officers recommend hazing deer, raccoons, skunks or turkeys away from your property to try to prevent attracting a mountain lion.

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CPW says most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation with humans.

Jesse Sarles