Mountain lion spotted roaming golf course in Larkspur

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LARKSPUR, Colo. -- At Bear Dance Golf Course in Larkspur, a mountain lion made a surprise appearance.

“I was like oh my God that’s a big cat," said Jake Timlin, who works at the course.

The mountain lion was seen near the eighth earlier this week. The video was posted on the golf course’s Facebook page.

“He just came down the stream," golfer Stuart Bruening said.

“I’m sure a number of them have seen people and people have never seen them cause they are very stealthy," golfer Ron Litra said.

This cat, though, strolled through in broad daylight and so did a few bears not so long ago.

It's not too surprising to Dave Tweddell, who said human populations are getting closer and closer to habitat belonging to wildlife.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say mountain lions are usually nocturnal, shy and reclusive.  But they can get used to human habitats when they seek food and shelter.

Last week, a mountain lion got into a home in Boulder and ate a pet cat, one of several sightings in the recent past.

“It was pretty scary at first," Timlin said.

Indeed ... leaving nerves a little frazzled at hole No. 8.

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