4th Mountain Lion In 3 Weeks Spotted In Pescadero

PESCADERO (BCN) — Two small mountain lions were seen in the San Mateo County community of Pescadero Thursday morning, the fourth time a sighting has been reported in the area since the end of September, county officials said.

The two young mountain lions were seen on a ridge behind Pescadero Elementary School at 620 North St. around 8:45 a.m., according to the county’s Office of Emergency Services.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, a mountain lion was seen in the same vicinity, San Mateo County sheriff Lt. Ray Lunny said.

Additional sightings were reported in the area on Oct. 8 and Sept. 24, also around 8 a.m.

County officials were considering launching an education or outreach program with the state Department of Fish & Game, Lunny said.

No injuries or attacks have been reported.

The community of Pescadero is in a remote, rural area in a southwest part of San Mateo County.

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  • Foxy1

    Please take a zoologic Dr & search team to find this lion & relocate it. It is way too close to the children’s school. The lion is probably looking for food & may have cubs. A small child may seem like a good meal to it.
    Do NOT kill the lion, relocate it further out or consider a zoo.

    • IntheCountry

      I am all for finding a way to avoid killinn these lions but please don’t relocate! These animals are territorial and will just be driven out of another lion’s territory (they sound like they are young). And don’t just relocate to my backyard – my area is a common one for DFG to release lions and other “relocated” wildlife. We don’t appreciate a hungry, now confused, and homeless lion eyeing our children any more than you do.

  • Kenneth

    IF they spot any Indians I’m sure they’ll have to shoot them, too. Seriously, though, why don’t they alert animal control so that they have some tranquilizer guns on hand? Don’t shoot these animals because they happen to be near an elementary school. They don’t want to eat your dumb children.

  • Hummingbird

    You’re mistaken. They do want to eat our children. The problem with tranquilizing and relocating is that they just come back.

  • Molon Labe

    Meow, here litlle kiddies I am hungry. People grow up and get a life. These cats have thier roaming areas ans they just happen to be spotted near a school. Big deal. I see them in Clevland National Forest all the time. They keep thier distance and are aware of me. The ypunger ones will separate soon as these animals are solitary and may be brother sister, brother brother or sister sister.

  • Terry.

    Keep your stupid kids inside the school enclosure, then the only harm they will recieve is from the stupid teachers!

  • tn

    This mountain lion is probably the same one spotted in the surrounding Bay Area suburban areas recently- I remember and recognize this picture.

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