Caught on Camera: Trio of mountain lions explore Colorado backyard

LARKSPUR, Colo. (KDVR) — A trio of mountain lions were caught on camera earlier this week while roaming a backyard in Larkspur.

Kenny Kent shared the videos, which were taken from a Ring camera at his home on Oct. 21 at around 10:20 a.m.

In the first video, a trio of mountain lions are spotted walking near the porch of the home until they disappear off screen.

In the second video, you can see a pair of mountain lions walk side-by-side through the yard. Eventually, the pair moves closer to the house, where a third cougar is spotted.

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To reduce the risk of problems with mountain lions on or near your property, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges you to follow these simple precautions:

  • Make lots of noise if you come and go during the times mountain lions are most active: dusk to dawn.
  • Install outside lighting. Light areas where you walk so you could see a lion if one were present.
  • Landscape or remove vegetation to eliminate hiding places for lions. Make it difficult for lions to approach unseen.
  • Planting non-native shrubs and plants that deer often prefer to eat encourages wildlife to come onto your property. Predators follow prey. Don’t feed any wildlife!
  • Keep your pet under control. Roaming pets are easy prey and can attract lions. Bring pets in at night. If you leave your pet outside, keep it in a kennel with a secure top. Don’t feed pets outside; this can attract raccoons and other animals that are eaten by lions. Store all garbage securely.
  • Place livestock in enclosed sheds or barns at night. Close doors to all outbuildings since inquisitive lions may go inside for a look.
  • Encourage your neighbors to follow these simple precautions. Prevention is far better than a possible lion confrontation.

If you ever have a mountain lion video or a video of any other wildlife, we would love to share it. You can send it to us here.


Source: Grand Junction Local News | Caught on Camera: Trio of mountain lions explore Colorado backyard