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Forest officials advise visitors to watch for mountain lion

Forest officials advise visitors to watch for mountain lion Photo: MGN

The Associated Press
October 14, 2017 04:10 AM

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Gila National Forest officials say visitors to the Mogollon Box day-user area northwest of Silver City should be on the lookout for a mountain lion.

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Forest officials say they're posting education and cautionary signs because they've received a report of a possible sighting.

According to forest officials, mountain lions tend to spend daytime hours in dense cover and be out more at dawn and dusk.

They recommend that anybody encountering a mountain lion to back away slowly while continuing to look as big and intimidating as possible and while leaving the lion avenues of escape.

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