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Report: Mountain lion spotted near La Honda

 

==I By Bay City News Service

A mountain lion was spotted in an unincorporated part of San Mateo County near La Honda this evening, according to a dispatcher with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

The sighting was reported at about 6 p.m. in the 7500 block of Alpine Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the area but did not find the animal, the dispatcher said.

Mountain lions usually try to avoid contact with humans. Residents are advised not to approach mountain lions, and try to appear large and make noise if one is nearby. The cats are most active at dawn, dusk and at night.

For more information about mountain lions, visit www.keepmewild.org.

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Posted by Rob Tanner
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Are we as a community going to let these wild animals roam around and attack people? One attack on a human is enough to warrant eradication as far as I'm concerned. Not to mention the countless cats and dogs which are no doubt falling prey to these rabid beasts.


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Posted by Leo
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

Are we as a community going to let these people roam around and attack wild animals? One attack by a human is enough to warrant eradication as far as I'm concerned.


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Posted by Smoky
a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

Leave the kitties alone. They were here first.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Leave them alone you snob; also, stay on that side of the hill. These cats were here first and your chances of a cat attack are extremely small. [Portion removed]


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm

How are you going to clean up the mess of having no natural predators in the environment. Deer and other small wild animals are a lions main prey. Do you want to kill all of them when they get "out of control too"? You want to just "eradicate" them. [Portion removed]


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