May 27, 2024

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Mountain lions rescued from Colorado reservoir

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DENVER (KDVR) — Two yearling mountain lions were saved from drowning on Friday at Vallecito Reservoir, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southwest Regional office.

The agency said Mike Canterbury, dam tender with Pine River Irrigation District, was going to release water from the reservoir down the spillway when he saw two young mountain lions trapped by the spillway’s high walls.

Canterbury called CPW and Wildlife Officer Ty Smith responded. He discussed options with Canterbury and irrigation district Superintendent Ken Beck, and the district allowed CPW onto the hydroelectric plant property to try and rescue the lions.

Smith said he was not sure if he would…

Heather Willard

2024-04-22 16:53:55

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