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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to Relocate Mountain Lion Found in Lyons

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, mountain lions, relocation )

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife rangers have trapped a mountain lion in central Lyons and plan to relocate the animal out of the area.

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Pat B. (356)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:44 am
Thankfully....they didn't shoot this beautiful mountain lion. Glad to read that they will release it back into it's natural environment. Thanks, Cher for this.

Teresa W. (764)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:48 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:57 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Rock H. (254)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:38 am
Thanks Cher!

Nyack Clancy (538)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:51 am
Great news- We need to bring the concept of relocation- rather than kill- back into the discussion about wildlife

Gloria picchetti (305)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 7:56 am
I think they were patient and intelligent with the animal. I feel sorry for the housecat but it should have been inside. At least the cat and the raccoon both died from a natural preditor instead of vicious humans.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:06 am
Shocking,i had to take a 2nd look,but very happy that this time,someone did the right thing for this beautifull lion. Why can't we apply these humane methods regularlarily....

naomi cohen (44)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:22 am
thank you, cher. good news, for a change. this is really wonderful.

Suzanne L. (137)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:36 am
TY. Very glad he is alive and being relocated.

Julie E. (372)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:05 am
Yes, this was handled well.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
noted, thanks Cher poor thing was probably terrified at how he was caught

pam w. (138)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:07 pm
"House cats" belong in HOUSES...not outdoors!

Mountain lions deserve a second chance.....

. (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:24 pm
Thankfully, the animal was just not shot, and be done with it - which it seems is the most common practice .

Ruth M. (252)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:16 pm
Good news for a change!!

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:49 pm
Noted, twittered and google shared. I find the image of the lion hanging by it's feet a bit disturbing. I am glad they are going to relocate the lion rather kill it which so often seems the case. Thanks Cher

Christeen Anderson (656)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:02 pm
Yea. This is good news. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Knight (1693)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:02 pm
Thnx for the great post Cher! You rock!

Ann B. (148)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:26 pm
noted - thanks for sharing Cher

Jim Phillips (3200)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 12:58 am
"The radio collar also needed to be replaced because its GPS tracking system wasn't working anymore, Churchill said."

As soon as the radio collar is replaced, the cat will be released to another area. Sounds good to me.

Ty, Cher.

Barbara K. (67)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 6:57 am
So glad they didn't kill it, and are relocating it to the wilds. Thanks, my friend.

Michael Kirkby (91)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:11 am
From the jaguar to the puma to the ocelot and the margay we have so many beautiful cats; it would be a shame to lose them due to loss of habitat and just plain laziness.

sandra S. (137)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:10 am
gosh what a pic,noted,xxx
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