Four mountain lions that were seen stalking around a neighborhood in Conifer, Colorado on Saturday were caught video by a security camera in the area.
This awesome footage serves as a reminder that in Colorado, we share space with some pretty incredible wildlife. When you live in mountain lion country it is important to keep a close eye on your pets and children when they are outside.
Though it is impossible to know for sure from this video alone, it is likely that the group is a familial unit including a mother and three cubs.
"Kittens learn hunting skills through play and exploration, and by watching their mother. When the young are about 6 weeks old, she begins taking them to her kills to feed. At six months, they weigh over 30 pounds and are capable hunters. Kittens remain with their mother for another year, improving their hunting skills," according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).
While mountain lions are unlikely to attack humans, it's important to respect their space.
If you see a mountain lion, CPW recommends that you do not approach the animal. Instead, remain calm, back away slowly, do all you can to appear larger, and if the lion becomes aggressive—fight back.
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