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Ring Doorbell Camera Captures Video of 5 Mountain Lions in Silverthorne

About 11 o’clock at night. on On April 1, Silverthorne resident Carolyn Andrews received a notification from the Ring doorbell app saying that movement had been seen in the yard next to her home in the Blue River Run neighborhood.

Andrews was taken aback by what she discovered when she checked the video. Not one, not two, but five mountain lions were roaming a few feet from her deck and not far from the Willow Creek, which runs by her house.

“We get quite a lot of wildlife because of the water there,” Andrews said. “Moose and bears visit us frequently. Although I’ve had mountain lions in the past, I’ve never witnessed a pack of five of them.”

“This is mountain lion country,” Rachael Gonzales, a spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said. “The likelihood of mountain lions being present is high. In order to move back and forth while pursuing their prey, they use river corridors and similar structures.”

Gonzales claimed that mountain lions are inherently elusive animals because of which she has only ever seen one in the wild in the 38 years she has lived and enjoyed outdoor recreation in Colorado. Between 4,500 and 5,500 mountain lions are thought to exist in Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Gonzales claimed that the rise in mountain lion sightings in recent years is largely attributable to the emergence of new video technologies like Ring doorbells.

“You don’t often see them at all, so when you do get that opportunity to see them, whether it’s on your Ring doorbell or your neighbor’s, it’s a cool sight,” Gonzales said. “When you do see it, be cautious, keep your distance, and use common sense to enjoy the wildlife in a safe manner.”

Sightings or encounters with mountain lions should be reported right away to Colorado Parks and Wildlife so the division can begin keeping an eye on the lion and its behavior as soon as possible, Gonzales said. Contact the Hot Sulfur Springs office of Colorado Parks and Wildlife at (970) 725-6200 if you are a resident of Summit County and have sightings to report.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, homeowners should haze mountain lions away from their property by making loud noises, such as setting off a car alarm, banging pots and pans together, or blowing an air horn.

Although encounters between humans and mountain lions are uncommon—far less frequent than those with bears or moose—Colorado Parks and Wildlife also provides guidance on what people should do in such a situation.

“You do not want to veer off and leave. It’s being SMART,” Gonzales said, using an abbreviation for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “You just want to put them in as much discomfort as you can, so make noise.”

When mountain lions are seen with their young, known as kittens, as with moose and bears, they pose the greatest threat to people. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, mountain lions ambush their prey like the majority of cats do. The predatory felines stalk their prey while hiding behind cover, then rush in for the attack, frequently from behind.

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Source: summitdaily

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