Posted by Longtime resident, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm
In case you weren't clear...we built in it's territory, no fence can contain it nor should it. The sheriff searching the area will not keep your favorite fluffy safe. Keep it inside. Teach your children what to do if they see predators, even the animal kind.
Posted by Dave, a resident of the Woodside: Mountain Home Road neighborhood, on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm
It's also a fact that mountain lions have been a protected species with no hunting of them allowed in Calif. That means their populations are increasing. Each animal calls a large swatch of land its own territory, and keeps other mtn. lions out. That means that the younger animals are pretty much forced to seek new territory, and that means places where houses are. At some point, hunting of them will need to resume.
Posted by John Q. Public, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Dec 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm
If you value wildlife, and see a mountain lion, keep it to yourself. DO NOT ALERT THE AUTHORITIES. Either a state Fish and Game warden or a federal Wildlife Services agent will likely track it down and kill it.
If you're in doubt, simply Google "mountain lions" for a number of recent incidents.
Too few mountain lions and other apex predators, too damned many people.