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Police calls: Woodside woman encounters lion at bottom of stairs

Original post made on Jul 6, 2016

Crime and accidents reports for Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Atherton and Menlo Park

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 8:48 AM

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Posted by Sandra Farrell
a resident of another community
on Jul 6, 2016 at 10:34 am

It is the time of year that young male Mt. lions have to seek out their own territory, so we tend to have these experiences with lions even in town, let alone in the more rural areas. We probably all know to keep pets indoors, bit dogs do need to relieve themselves. Keep all dog food indoors. Water is also a driver for these animals It is scarce at this time of year and lions as well as other animals will seek it out. Deer are plentiful right now so there is predation going on, too.
Keep water bowls inside. Especially avoid letting dogs or cats out at dusk or dawn. Remember, this was their territory long before we civilized folk moved in, so be cautious and careful, but try to avoid having to have a mt. lion killed.We also have coyotes, who delight in grabbing cats & the little lap dogs.

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