Breckenridge police schedule mountain lion meeting
Ryan Summerlin January 19, 2014
If you go…
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 www.townofbreckenridge.com or call 453-2941.
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