Posted: Sep 25, 2011 8:10 AM by Kate Richards
CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife officials are reminding residents to be alert in light of recent mountain lion attacks on animals.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a mountain lion killed a Carbondale-area resident's dog near the Sunlight ski resort late Wednesday.
Wildlife managers consider human safety or loss of livestock when deciding whether to relocate or kill a predator, but they do not typically kill a lion that preys on an unsupervised pet.
In northern Colorado near Carter Lake, Keith and Georgina Minto told the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald that in the past nine months, mountain lions have killed four of the alpacas and llamas they raise.
Human deaths from mountain lions in Colorado are still rare.