Colorado wildlife officials trap, kill 5 mountain lions


RIFLE, Colo. — Wildlife officials have trapped and killed five mountain lions near a Colorado town after residents reported aggressive behavior by the predators.

The Rifle Citizen Telegram reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials trapped and killed the mountain lions last month in the Glenwood Springs area.

Area wildlife manager Perry Will says four of the animals were believed to be a mother and her grown kittens.

Video footage from a west Glenwood Springs residence showed the four mountain lions stalking the neighborhood.

Will says each of the lions killed last month were believed to be at least a year old and over 80 pounds.

Will says euthanizing the cats is often the only option.

He says officials are not actively targeting anymore lions at this time.

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