Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

Planet Earth

Jittery

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

I was away most of this week in Florida. I got back to Boulder last night, found out earlier today that mountains lions had, on separate occasions, nabbed a dog and been spotted by hikers in the trees along a trail in Chautauqua Park. Somebody also just told me that a mountain lion was lounging in the meadow of Chautauqua earlier this week. (Maybe it was the same one in the trees?) Now I've already been on high alert since the Fall, after the Colorado Division of Wildlife posted mountain lion sign warnings in my Foothills neighborhood. Still, I always get jittery when my kids are outside after recent sightings. So late this afternoon, I hear a thump on the ground, near where my four year old was collecting rocks. I was only a few feet from him but my my heart skipped a beat before I realized it was a clump of snow that fell off the roof.

2 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In