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Deputies suspect mountain lion killed goat at La Honda ranch

 

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies suspect a goat at a La Honda ranch was killed by a mountain lion Sunday morning, according to the county's Office of Emergency Services.

Deputies responded to a report of an Alpine goat found dead at a ranch in the 7500 block of Alpine Road around 10:30 a.m. Personnel from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife were also notified and came to the ranch.

Deputies searched the area Saturday night but were unable to locate the animal.

The discovery of the dead goat comes after two reported mountain lion sightings in the county on Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday around 9:30 p.m., a caller reported seeing a big cat and its kitten in the area of Woodside and Kings Mountain roads in Woodside. On Saturday shortly after 9 p.m., a mountain lion was reported seen in the area of the 1400 block of Cabrillo Highway South in Half Moon Bay.

People are advised to not approach a mountain lion, especially one feeding with its offspring. Anyone who encounters a mountain lion should not run, but instead face the animal, make noises and appear larger by waving their arms.

More information on mountain lions is available on www.keepmewild.org.

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