If you like to hike the trails west of town please be aware of mountain lions. CSU students and employees are receiving a warning after a mountain lion cub was spotted Sunday afternoon by the gate of the Infectious Disease Research Center on the CSU Foothills Campus in Fort Collins.

If a cub is spotted, a mother lion is likely nearby.
If you encounter a mountain lion, there are ways to protect yourself. You should make yourself appear as large as possible, make noise, act like a predator yourself, slowly create distance, and fight back if attacked.