Mountain lion attacks man in hot tub at Colorado rental home

A Colorado man was attacked by a mountain lion while in a hot tub with his wife at a rental home in the foothills near Denver. The couple, who were not identified, were in the hot tub when the mountain lion attacked the man, scratching his face and neck.

The attack occurred on Saturday, March 27th, and the man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries is currently unknown.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department (CPW) is investigating the incident. They said the mountain lion is estimated to be about two years old and is about five feet long. The CPW has set up a live trap in the area in an attempt to capture the animal.

The couple had been renting the home for two weeks when the attack occurred. They had reportedly seen a mountain lion in the area a few days prior to the incident. The CPW is warning people to be aware of their surroundings and to take precautions if they come across a mountain lion.

The CPW also advises people to avoid hiking or jogging alone and to carry a deterrent, such as bear spray, when in areas where mountain lions may be present.

The attack is a reminder of the importance of being aware of one’s surroundings and taking extra precautions when in areas known to have mountain lions.