Mountain lion closes trails near Colo Springs

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Division of Parks and Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin says a man jogging in the park encountered the animal that had a deer carcass about 30 feet away from a trail on Friday. A female jogger encountered the same mountain lion and ran. She was slightly injured when the mountain lion chased her before returning to the carcass.

A park ranger responded and shot at the animal. Officials did not find blood or the mountain lion during a search Saturday morning.

Seraphin says the mountain lion probably left the park but they're closing trails on the southern end of the popular recreation spot and have posted warning signs as a precaution.

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