At 4:12 this PM a possible mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of 400 block of Harold Street. The mountain lion was last seen running away into the hills behind the residences.
If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.
first of all, that is my dad's house. he was one of the sighters of the lion. second of all, that is less than a quarter mile from my house. Third of all, this happened at 4pm. Exactly when all of the children would be walking up PAST that house on the way home if it were not the teacher in-service early release day. fourth: it was a mountain lion hunting pair or mother and older cub. so probably a lot more aggressive than a single cat. I live in a well developed city area in one of the biggest metropolitan stretches on the western seaboard. however, it backs up against a giant undeveloped nature preserve, and we deal daily with all manner of predators that have little to no fear of humans because of close living quarters. you can take my guns from me when i stop running into mountain lions on the way to get the mail or bring in the garbage cans. and don't even get me started on coyotes or raccoon hunting packs. it is not people i am afraid of, but wild predators coming after the children or the livestock, especially at this time of year when winter has made prey pickings extremely slim (even tho winter here is our spring, there is still not as much abundant prey such as rabbits and deer as there is at the rest of the year. unfortunately prey animal breeding cycles are still on a yearly timed cycle despite the mildness of winter here and its close resemblance to spring everywhere else).