Durango Residents Report Brushes with 3 Mountain Lions

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Durango, Colo. (AP) Division of Wildlife officials have killed two mountain lions this week that strayed into Durango city limits in Southwestern Colorado.

On Saturday, wildlife officials euthanized a mountain lion found eating a cat behind a shed in a family's yard.

Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Chris Brinkley reported a mountain lion to wildlife officials behind his home. That animal also was killed.

Wildlife officials said both were young female lions.

Earlier Wednesday, wildlife officials killed a lion in Cortez that jumped on a lawnmower as a 14-year-old boy was cutting the lawn, about 40 miles southwest of Durango.

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