An attack of a family pet early this week by a mountain lion as well as multiple sightings of a cat in recent days has led authorities to urge caution on the part of residents north of Gunnison.

Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Craig Isham said a deputy was summoned to a home along County Road 11, just north of North Bridge, at about 8 p.m. Monday in response to a report of a lion attacking a black Labrador puppy.

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