Mountain Lion Information Being Sought
Its time to be informed and reminded that the mountain lions are becoming quite active. These awesome animals are around the Estes Valley and surrounding areas and cat researchers and DOW volunteers \are asking for your help in locating any lions in the area.
The Rocky Mountain Cat Conservacy and DOW educational and response volunteers are available when there are sightings, kill sites or animal tracks to identify.
Proper interaction rules of behavior for animal encounters are:
• Do not approach any animal for any reason.
• Photograph from a distance
• Bring your pets in at night.
• Stay away from kill sites, they are very dangerous
• Trash, dog and cat food bowls, bird feeders should always be in a secure place and brought in at night.
You may call DOW volunteers or Cat Conservacy volunteers for track identification, to report sightings and kill sites, and/or for educational assistance.
Information is available on mountain lions at Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy website at www.catconservancy.org or you may call
Jayne Zmijewski at 970-586-9427
DOW Volunteers-Kris & Gary Hazelton at 970-231-2635
In case of potentially dangerous situations, please call the Estes Park Police Dispatch number at 586-4000 who can contact a CDOW Wildlife Manager in the area.