Mountain lions and other wild animals have been making appearances throughout the country as there has been less human activity due to coronavirus limitations. This has especially been seen in Boulder, where mountain lions have been trekking into people’s backyards.

This week, two lions were caught on camera in the snow near the center of the city. Wildlife officials have said it’s not clear yet whether the sightings have been because of a lack of humans of if this is still a normal amount for Boulder. Officials note that since people are at home with little to do, it’s likely there have been more sightings as opposed to when people are working and not spending as much time at home.

Officials note that there is typically a dropoff in mountain lion sightings around May or June, and then they will be able to confirm whether the virus and lack of people is affecting the mountain lion sighitngs.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.