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Breckenridge police schedule mountain lion meeting

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Who: Breckenridge Police Department, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

What: Living with mountain lions discussion

When: 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27

Where: Breckenridge Police Department, 150 Valley Brook Street

— District wildlife manager Elissa Knox will lead the discussion

In response to the recent discovery of a mountain lion living near Cucumber Gulch in Breckenridge, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Breckenridge Police Department officials announced this week it will host a meeting to help educate the community about living in mountain lion country.

The meeting, titled “Living with Mountain Lions,” takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at the Breckenridge Police Department, 150 Valley Brook Street. District wildlife manager Elissa Knox will lead the discussion about mountain lion habits, their habitat, what to do when encountering a lion and tips about how to safely coexist with the animal.

Breckenridge police officers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed the presence of a mountain lion in Cucumber Gulch earlier this month. The mountain lion has not behaved in a threatening way and has not been visible during daylight hours, according to a Breckenridge Police Department news release.

For more information about the meeting, visit http://www.townofbreckenridge.com or call 453-2941.