Mountain lion sightings become more frequent in the winter, as deer move into lower territory looking for land to graze, the lions follow -- deer are their main source of food.
If you encounter a mountain lion, here are the tips from the Colorado Division of Wildlife:
- Stay calm, and talk calmly and firmly to it.
- Back away slowly.
- Do all you can to appear larger-- by raising your arms, or opening your jacket.
- Fight back if you are attacked.
There is also a new mountain lion safety video out on the Division of Wildlife website.