Letter: When a wild animal loses its fear of humans, it becomes dangerous
I for one support the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s handling of the mountain lion situation that occurred in west Glenwood. When has the life of an animal taken precedence over human lives? I agree that we need to live with all animals and do our best to coexist, but when a wild animal loses its fear of humans it becomes dangerous, especially a predator such as a mountain lion.
When a lion is seen stalking a person it is not wanting to play tag; it is seriously considering that person for lunch. Look at what happened to the 5-year-old in Woody Creek a couple of years ago. Should we wait until someone gets killed before we act? Relocate? Where? Where could we relocate five mountain lions so they would not possibly come in contact with other people, especially this time of year? Do we trap them and dump them in someone else’s lap and let them deal with them and risk someone getting hurt?
If you think that these lions should have been handled differently then the next time the CPW has a problem lion, have them come put it in your back yard so you can have your kids go outside and play with the cute kitty.
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