Mother mountain lion captured, reunited with kitten
By Heath Urie (Contact)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
BOULDER, Colo. — A mother mountain lion was captured overnight Wednesday and reunited with her kitten, which was caught a day earlier while stuck in a tree in Boulder’s Newlands neighborhood.
Jennifer Churchill, spokeswoman for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, said the 10-year-old mother cat was trapped near Wonderland Lake overnight. Wildlife officers were searching for the female cougar after its kitten was found stuck in a tree Wednesday.
The cats were reunited and released far away from the residential area, Churchill said.
Wildlife officers put a tracking collar on the adult cat as part of a mountain-lion study.
“They’re both in good shape,” Churchill said. “I’m glad we could move them together.”
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