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A mountain lion was  shot and killed  over the weekend after it had gotten into a goat shed at a research laboratory on CSU’s Foothills Campus. The animal was found in the pen twice and was considered depredatory, meaning it had “keyed in on” livestock, and a serious threat to the animals. 

Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said while the giant felines wander into town year-round, mountain lions are spotted more frequently as temperatures cool.It is “definitely” that time of year that sightings of mountain lions — and other animals — increase. Churchill said, “They come into town quite frequently and just kind of poke around,  they’re curious like house cats.”

Read more on this story here;  The Coloradoan