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Mountain lion sighting in Atherton

 

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

The animal was reported to have been seen on a backyard patio shortly before midnight. It was gone by the time police arrived.

A spokesman for the police department said he did not have any more information.

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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).


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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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