Mountain Lion Gets Trapped in Boulder Home, Kills House Cat

August 10, 2018

A mountain lion wound up getting trapped inside a Boulder home for more than an hour Thursday night before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said that a homeowner came back to their house at 10:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Marine Street when they found the mountain lion inside the house.

The mountain lion appeared to have pushed through a screen but could not get out, and roamed throughout the two levels of the house until about midnight. Cordingly said Boulder police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers were finally able to use non-lethal rounds to scare the mountain lion out the front door and away from the neighborhood.

No people were inside at the time, but a house cat was killed by the mountain lion, Cordingly said. The mountain lion did not appear to be injured.

Cordingly said the incident was “very worrisome” for wildlife officials.

“At a minimum, please keep ground level doors and windows closed and locked at night and when you are not home,” Cordingly said.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329 , byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars .