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3 mountain lions killed after preying on llamas in Carbondale

They were killed after three llamas were killed on a ranch in the Missouri Heights area over period of several days earlier this month.
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The mountain lions were killed after several llamas were attacked near Carbondale.

CARBONDALE, Colo. — Three mountain lions were killed earlier this month after they preyed on and killed three llamas in Missouri Heights in Carbondale.

The llamas were killed on a ranch in Missouri Heights over the course of June 9-10, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials.

The landowner contacted CPW after the lions killed one llama on June 9. CPW officials set a trap for the lions on June 10, but the lions did not go into the trap, and two more llamas were killed that night.

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An agent for the landowner, who had been called to help protect the livestock, observed five lions on the second night. 

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“The agent for the landowner that was up there that night, in accordance with protection of livestock, ended up shooting and killing three of them,” said Matt Yamashita, a District Wildlife Manager for CPW. “The following day CPW went up and seized those carcasses.” 

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