Slideshow: Mountain lion near Edwards | VailDaily.com

Slideshow: Mountain lion near Edwards

Rick Spitzer
Special to the Daily

A mountain lion walks along a hillside near Squaw Creek Road in Edwards on Wednesday. Local photographer Rick Spitzer spotted the cat from the road and photographed it from about 150 feet away. Mountain lions — generally elusive — have been spotted across the county this winter and have killed three dogs in Vail and Red Cliff. For information from Colorado Parks and Wildlife on how to reduce the risk of problems with mountain lions, and how to stay safe if you encounter one, go to http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeLion1.aspx

Recent stories about mountain lions:

Mountain lions making residents 'nervous' in Red Cliff

Mountain lion kills resident's dog at home in Vail

Officials: Avoid attracting wildlife in neighborhoods