Be aware of mountain lions
Last updated 3/9/2022 at 9:44am
A possible mountain lion sighting near Mesa Ridge Parkway was reported Tuesday evening. Some residents said one may have been spotted near the Mesa Ridge Apartments.
Reports of mountain lions around Colorado have been up in recent weeks. Although not an everyday occurrence in populated areas, the wild cats do visit residential areas from time to time.
Colorado Parks and & Wildlife advises traveling in groups, carrying a sturdy walking stick for protection, and keeping children close by and within eyesight.
To read about what to do when approached by mountain lions, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at https://cpw.state.co.us/lions. Some key tips include: stay calm; stop and back away slowly, if possible; appear as large as possible; if necessary, fight back by throwing rocks, sticks, etc.
To report at sighting, call the Southeast Region CPW Office (Colorado Springs): (719) 227-5200.