Park rangers look for mountain lion that chased jogger in Colo. Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado parks are home to all kinds of wildlife, but an aggressive mountain lion has park rangers in Cheyenne Mountain State Park worried.
Rangers are on the lookout for the animal after it approached several people this week.
The first encounter took place at the park on Friday morning, when a jogger came across the mountain lion eating a deer carcass.
The man said that he made noise, and backed away from the animal.
About 20 minutes later, jogger Lindsey Grewe passed through the same area and was chased by the mountain lion.
“I’m screaming, but I don’t think anyone heard me. I really thought he was going to attack me, I just had visions of, I see it crossing through my mind that I was going to get eaten,” Grewe said.
Park rangers heard Grewe screaming and ran over to save her.
Rangers said that euthanizing the animal is their only option because it’s too aggressive to stay in the park.
Portions of Cheyenne Mountain State Park may be closed as rangers try to find and euthanize the mountain lion.