Mountain lions: Powerful but elusive

Mountain lions: Powerful but elusive
Local News

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — Mountain lion — what other predator in our neighborhood would conjure up so many images? What would frighten you more on a trail? A bear or a lion? Most people I have talked to emphatically said the mountain lion would be the bigger threat.In reality your chances of being killed by a mountain lion are slim. Since 1990 there have been three fatalities in Colorado. None had witnesses, so the specifics of events leading up to the death are unknown.• An 18-year-old male was killed near Clear Creek High School in Idaho Springs. He was jogging on …

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