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Mountain lion sighting in Atherton

Original post made on Mar 16, 2010

A mountain lion sighting was reported at a home on Park Lane in Atherton late Sunday night, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 10:47 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Lisa, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Can this be true? A mountain lion could make it all the way to Park Lane from the foothills without being seen? Maybe it was just a large dog (or maybe someone in the neighborhood is keeping large cats and no one knows it...until now).

Posted by bob, a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I would believe it maybe by Walsh rd , but Park Lane hard to fathom.

Posted by Tom, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I run on Park Lane every morning (at about 7am). I've heard about a mountain lion being spotted several years ago in that general location. Hummm, I wonder if I should run elsewhere.

Posted by Sensible, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Yea and my Prius won't stop when it's going 94 miles per hour either!

Posted by Bill, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:40 am

There was a Mountain Lion sighting (by an Atherton police officer) on Cowell Lane couple years ago. Cowell is next to Park Lane.

Posted by Critter, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

The cats use the various creeks running through town to move about. I think there is a creek that runs near there. It's the time of year the young males are getting pushed out of the higher habitat by mature cats. We'll see more of them.

Posted by K Biorn, a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Better that than those Atherton cougars!

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