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Photo by Forrest Czarnecki
A mountain lion shows his teeth after he was captured just west of Idaho Springs on Jan. 18. The mountain lion was killed after attacking livestock.
Residents reporting encounters with mountain lions

Clear Creek residents along Witter Gulch Road and west of Idaho Springs have had run-ins with mountain lions in recent weeks.

The EMERGE homeowners association, located in the Upper Bear Creek region of the county, alerted residents that a mountain lion was spotted in the Old Squaw Pass, Echo Hills, Snyder Mountain and King-Murphy neighborhoods.

The e-mail alert said the lion was attacking dogs and displaying threatening behavior to people. Residents are also sharing photos of a mountain lion roaming their backyards at night.