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Possible mountain lion sighting

Original post made on Apr 13, 2011

In the April 11 incident, the witness said he was in his backyard around 7:00 p.m. when he saw two deer running along the San Ramon Creek. Moments later he saw another creature moving along the creek in the opposite direction. He described it as brown, larger than 100 pounds with a long tail. He told police he was reasonably certain he was seeing a mountain lion.

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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

What a wonderful, fantastic sighting! And what a lucky "witness" to have viewed such a local neighboring animal.
Wasn't it last year that a mountain lion was also sighted in the Osage Park area? Perhaps this is the same cat.
DId I correctly hear that mountain lions need a ranging territory of 120 miles? So they need to move around...and our developed cities get in the way. Probably Osage Park is one of the few green spots of nature between the open hilltops of the East to West Danville. If so, I wonder how it gets across the 680 freeway obstacle. Probably one of the bridges at night.
Hopefully, we (and our police forces) in this area (Danville, San Ramon, etc) won't be all gung ho to shoot it dead on sight (for fear that it MIGHT harm a child on school property) like they have done several times to mountain lions down in the Palo Alto area.


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

Thanks for the "warning" and reminder to be careful to protect our children, pets, and selves. We are still living in a remnant of the wild West.


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Posted by dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

Let's hope she high-tails it to the State Park and Morgan Territory. The deer are plentiful and fairly easy pickins' I'd guess. As long as it's acceptable to kill her, that's what the Authorities will do if she strays from what's left of her habitat. Too bad.

Maybe she should go to Crow Canyon CC and give their great white-meat turkey hunter some competition?


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Posted by collins
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Apr 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I remember reading that if you spot a deer, there is a mountain lion nearby. I pray that she stays under the radar and does not get killed or kill or attack anything else. I wonder if a cougar could bring down a wild boar?


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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Unless I missed anymore recently, that was May 2008 one was spotted at Osage, and June it was spotted in the neighborhood not far from there. Time flies!


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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm

That was June 2008 not recently.


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Posted by whozat
a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

So Collins, every time I spot a deer there's a mountain lion nearby? Where in the world did you read that?


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