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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
San Bernardino law enforcement officials on Monday were advising residents in a Highland neighborhood to beware of an aggressive mountain lion that has attacked two small domestic animals. Mountain lion tracks were found over the weekend in the backyard of a home in the 6700 block of Grove Avenue, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. "The tracks are consistent with that of a large mountain lion," department officials said in a statement. In November, a mountain lion attacked the two domestic animals at the same home and "became aggressive toward the home owner as deputies arrived," officials said.
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August 14, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Three days into the new school year, a surprise visitor sneaked onto the campus of one La Crescenta elementary school Wednesday without teachers' permission: a mountain lion. The mountain lion was spotted by a custodian about 6 a.m. near a staff parking lot at Monte Vista Elementary School on Orange Avenue, school officials said. It was said to have jumped over a fence and into bushes on the other side. By the time Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived, the mountain lion had disappeared, said Deputy Caroline Rodriguez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
Police officials have notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of a “fairly-large” mountain lion that is wandering inside the yard of a La Crescenta home. The lion, which was spotted just before 2 p.m., doesn't appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue , said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. That's not far from Clark Magnet High School. While no one was inside the home, Lorenz said, police are trying to maintain a calm environment for the lion so it does not become agitated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
State fish and wildlife officials needed at least three tranquilizer darts to sedate a 120-pound mountain lion that roamed through a La Crescenta neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were called in after the lion was spotted just before 2 p.m. and didn't appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. From there, the lion roamed the area and was seen in the 3300 and 3400 blocks of Thelma Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
A hefty mountain lion was sleeping off tranquilizer darts Thursday afternoon after roaming in a La Crescenta neighborhood Thursday. Officials had to use at least three tranquilizer darts on the mountain lion Officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were called in after the lion was spotted just before 2 p.m. and didn't appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue, according to ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Residents and hikers in Redlands have been put on notice after two mountain lion sightings were reported recently in the city's canyon areas. The last reported sighting occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday on Sunset Hills Lane near Horse Trail Drive, which is in a neighborhood that abuts hills in the San Bernardino County community. A similar sighting was reported in the same area last week. While hundreds of mountain lion sightings are reported annually in California, attacks are few and fatalities rare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
This post has been corrected. See below for details. A young mountain lion stuck in a downtown Santa Cruz aqueduct was tranquilized by wildlife officials Thursday afternoon. Officials spent several hours attempting to lure the lion back through the aqueduct and to its habitat, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported . The animal unsuccessfully tried to jump the 15- to 20-foot concrete walls to escape. Rescuers subdued the untagged adolescent with two tranquilizer darts. They planned to blindfold and evaluate the animal before relocating it. The lion was first spotted early in the morning, and authorities received several more calls about the lion wandering down a street, the Associated Press reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Baited traps have been set to catch a mountain lion that apparently attacked a homeless man in Perris early Saturday, according to wildlife officials. A 50-year-old homeless man was taken to the hospital about 8 a.m. Saturday with lacerations, puncture wounds and bite marks at the base of his skull, injuries consistent with a mountain lion attack, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Law enforcement officers and biologists scoured the area but were unable to locate the animal. The department does not have the capabilities to track the animal but at least two baited traps have been set, said CDFW Lt. Patrick Foy. The lion will be killed in the interest of public safety if it is found, he said.
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