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Home surveillance spots mountain lion passing through Colorado Springs neighborhood

Posted: 12:25 PM, Jul 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-07 14:25:52-04
Mountain Lion in Oak Valley

COLORADO SPRINGS — Kate Baines-Lyman shared video with News5 of a visit from a mountain lion in her front yard overnight. In case you're new to this area, this animal is much larger than your average house cat.

She lives in the Oak Valley neighborhood, just northeast of Centennial Boulevard and Vindicator Drive in Colorado Springs.

The predator doesn't appear to be on the hunt for anything, rather just cruising by casually as seen on her home surveillance camera.

If you live out in the country or mountains, people are well aware wildlife could come check out your property at any time. For most, that means a random deer, raccoon, coyote, possibly a bear or bobcat, and yes, mountain lions.

People living in Colorado cities also need to be ready for late night visitors. A small dog or family cat could easily become prey to a predator. Be sure to bring them inside at night to keep them safe.