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'Abnormal' Mountain Lion Behavior Reported In Deer Creek Canyon

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - Colorado hikers are being warned about a mountain lion showing abnormal behavior toward humans. Jefferson County Open Space closed Deer Creek Canyon Park Saturday morning because of the investigation.

Mountain Lion On A Snowy Rock
File photo of a mountain lion (credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells CBS4 they received reports of a mountain lion on a trail and it did not run away from hikers. They say that is strange behavior for a mountain lion.

They add they had a report from Friday and similar reports from two weeks ago.

Jeffco Open Space says access to Black Bear Trail from Hildebrand Ranch Park is also closed.

It is not clear when the park will reopen.

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