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Sheriff's Office reports a dog may have been attacked by a mountain lion

This is the second possible attack by a mountain lion in the last week on the Midpeninsula

There have been two mountain lion attacks in Woodside and Portola Valley in the last week. Via Google Maps.

A possible mountain lion attack involving a dog was reported on the evening of Thursday, March 25, to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. This is the second such reported mountain lion attack in the last week.

Around 9 p.m. in the area of Alpine Road and Interstate Highway 280 near Portola Valley, the Sheriff's Office received a report that a medium-sized domestic dog was possibly attacked outside and carried off by a mountain lion.

Last Wednesday, at around 9:45 p.m., a Woodside resident, who lives near Raymundo and Marva Oaks drives, scared off a mountain lion attacking her dog. This attack was not far from Huddart Park.

The most recent attack wasn't witnessed, but a mountain lion was seen leaving the area around the time the dog was noticed to be missing, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Responding deputies were not able to locate the mountain lion or the dog.

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Sheriff's Office reports a dog may have been attacked by a mountain lion

This is the second possible attack by a mountain lion in the last week on the Midpeninsula

Uploaded: Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 11:22 am

A possible mountain lion attack involving a dog was reported on the evening of Thursday, March 25, to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. This is the second such reported mountain lion attack in the last week.

Around 9 p.m. in the area of Alpine Road and Interstate Highway 280 near Portola Valley, the Sheriff's Office received a report that a medium-sized domestic dog was possibly attacked outside and carried off by a mountain lion.

Last Wednesday, at around 9:45 p.m., a Woodside resident, who lives near Raymundo and Marva Oaks drives, scared off a mountain lion attacking her dog. This attack was not far from Huddart Park.

The most recent attack wasn't witnessed, but a mountain lion was seen leaving the area around the time the dog was noticed to be missing, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Responding deputies were not able to locate the mountain lion or the dog.

— Bay City News and Angela Swartz

Comments

Liesel
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Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 26, 2021 at 3:17 pm
Liesel, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
Registered user
on Mar 26, 2021 at 3:17 pm

A mountian lion jumped a 6' yard fence at Webb Ranch around 9pm last night and made off with a mini Aussie that was in the fenced yard with two buddies. The assumption is that the dog is deceased.


Neighbor
Registered user
Portola Valley: other
on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:53 pm
Neighbor, Portola Valley: other
Registered user
on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:53 pm

I’m so sorry for the owner of the dog. I do wonder—when are people going to realize that you cannot leave your pets out unattended at night? The creek across Alpine is a very well known mountain lion route with regular sightings on camera of our local lions. Certainly all the open space at Webb is lion and coyote territory, and the deer are starting to come out now as well. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss.


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