King of the jungle, and mountains? |

King of the jungle, and mountains?

Dear Editor:

An article in last Tuesday’s Glenwood Springs Post Independent, “Lions prowl Four Mile area,” was certainly intriguing. I was in Meeker recently and saw the dedication of a full-size statue of a lion by a talented local artist. The unveiling was timely as the town has had three or four known visits of lions this summer. Two nurses on their way to work early one morning witnessed a lion at the back steps of the hospital.

The book “Beast in the Garden” (2004) by David Baron was recommended to me a few years ago. It documents the true story of the majestic mountain lions’ return to suburbia. The author reveals the lessons mother lions give their young in order to become comfortable living close to man as they hunt for their food. Once you open Baron’s spellbinding story you won’t find it resting on your night stand. In the book the “beast” is the mountain lion and the “garden” is Boulder.

Floyd Diemoz


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