Just in time for the flood of transient campers, when Boulder Shelter closes emergency overnight dorms on May 1st

Read the report in the Daily Camera here: Mountain lion seen hanging out in north Boulder. Copied below in its entirety:

A mountain lion on the deck of a home in the Wonderland Lake area of north Boulder

A mountain lion on the deck of a home in the Wonderland Lake area of north Boulder (Frank Barrett / Courtesy photo)

A mountain lion has been spotted hanging around the Wonderland Lake area in north Boulder, but wildlife officials said the animal is close enough to open space that they have not needed to relocate the animal.

The mountain lion was most recently spotted on Monday, hanging out on the deck of a home, where the resident was able to get a photo of the lion lounging around.

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said the animal was not bothering the homeowner, so it was left to its own devices.

An officer who responded noted the mountain lion — which appeared to be a young adult — had been spotted several times by residents over the past month, according to police radio traffic.

Because the area is so close to Boulder open space, and the mountain lion’s visits to populated areas were likely brief, officials said the animal would not need to be relocated.

North Boulder is no stranger to mountain lion activity. In January, a resident on Orange Lane took a photo of three mountain lion cubs on his deck.

For tips on what to do if you encounter a mountain lion, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. 

A mountain lion lounges on a deck at a home in the Wonderland Lake area.

A mountain lion lounges on a deck at a home in the Wonderland Lake area. (Frank Barrett / Courtesy photo)

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I would counsel my wild friend to BITE THE BUMS IN THEIR BUTTS, and chase ’em back to Denver . . .

— MRW

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