By Jack Lowenstein

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Fort Collins Police Department tweeted Monday a mountain lion was seen near Mathews Street and Tulane Drive early in the morning. This was in the area of homes, as well as an elementary school.

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“Please be aware of your surroundings in that area and keep an extra eye on small pets & children. If the mountain lion is sighted, you can contact [Colorado Parks & Wildlife,” the police department tweeted in part.

CPW says a Fort Collins police officer watched the mountain lion run across the road.

CPW responded to the Fort Collins PD tweet and also shared advice to anyone who encounters a mountain lion.

Anyone who sees a mountain lion in Fort Collins can call the police department’s non-emergency line at 970-472-4300 to make a report.

See more tips about mountain lion encounters from CPW in another recent mountain lion sighting CBS Denver reported on.

Jack Lowenstein