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Mountain Lion Sighted in Pinecrest Area

Posted by on Jun 14th, 2012 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

By Mary O’KEEFE

A resident in the Pinecrest area wants to warn neighbors that mountain lions have been sighted in the area.

“I woke up [on June 6] to see a mountain lion taking down [what appeared to be] a deer in my backyard,” said Rebecca Harvey.

Harvey lives on Timberlake Drive. A portion of her backyard is a tall, sloped hill. There are ice plants that cover one area that links her property with neighbors where deer are often seen.

“The kids call it deer run,” she said.

About 3 a.m. this morning her family heard a “horrible noise.”

“I ran outside and saw a huge mountain lion,” Harvey said.

The mountain lion was attacking what appeared to be a deer.

“I think it was a deer,” she added, “Whatever it was [attacking], it was big,”

She contacted the sheriff’s station, however because the mountain lion was not attacking a person, they told her they couldn’t do anything, she said.

She is contacting the California Department of Fish and Game.

The family has a basketball court near the area the mountain lion was seen.

“My kids play basketball there. I am concerned and just want the public to know,” Harvey said.

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