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When mountain lions enter residential areas

Original post made on Apr 20, 2011

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when the big cats are found in residential areas, speakers at a public forum on mountain lions held in Redwood City last week said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Carol Murphy, a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2011 at 6:31 am

I live in Santa Cruz and have seen mountain lions near my home during the day. Because mountain lions usually hunt in the evening or early morning, seeing one in the middle of the day means it has become habituated to humans and human hours. Read the book, Beast in the Garden, a book about mountain lions in Boulder Colorado where these cats stalked and attacked people after becoming habitutated. Various communities in CA have the same habitat as Boulder. These sightings are not to be taken lightly.


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