COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Parks & Wildlife says a report Friday morning by Colorado Springs police about a mountain lion sighting in the west side of town was erroneous.
Springs police issued a tweet alerting people about a mountain lion sighting near Manitou Blvd. and Monument Street. That information was reported by multiple media outlets.
But CP&W official Bill Vogrin says there's been no report of a mountain lion and that there's no threat. Vogrin did add that mountain lions are common in the area.
Springs police clarified their tweet at about 3:10 p.m.
UPDATE: There was a brief sighting of a Mountain Lion on the west side of Colorado Springs near Manitou Blvd/Monument St. We tweeted that Colorado Parks & Wildlife was notified. Is was a miscommunication and they were not notified.— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) March 30, 2018
A mountain lion has been sighted in the area of Manitou Blvd and Monument Street on the west side of Colorado Springs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been notified. Be cautious if you're in the area.— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) March 30, 2018