Boulder Police Department and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers were called to the 400 block of Marine Street in Boulder after a report of a mountain lion inside a home.

Boulder PD arrived on scene at 10:40 p.m. to the unoccupied residence and found the mountain lion had entered in through a screen door to get a cat that was inside.

When the CPW wildlife officer arrived at 11:30 p.m., they decided the best way to get the mountain lion out of the house was to use non-lethal bean-bag rounds to fire at it in an attempt to chase it out the front door. Officers were successful in getting the mountain lion out of the house. Officers saw the lion run up the street and believed it went up into the foothills near the Boulder Canyon vicinity.

This YouTube video from the Boulder Daily Camera shows the mountain lion in the home:

Wildlife officers had an enhanced presence in the area over the weekend to make sure the mountain lion didn't return.

To report a sighting of a mountain lion, contact your local area office or the Northeast Region CPW Office (Denver): (303) 291-7227 or your local sheriff's office.


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