Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mountain Lion and Cub Sighting

From a neighbor on Tuesday, Nov. 15:

This AM (approx 9-930ish) I went hiking with Kuma (my dog) to the Millard Campground . After passing the fork that gives you the option of veering left to hike Upper Brown Mountaing or right to hike to the Millard Campground, Kuma and I startled a mother AND cub Mountain Lion! Although Kuma and I were very close, fortunately enough the mother ran in one direction (allowing me to only see her backside) and the cub (fyi approximately the size of a smaller pit bull) ran in an alternate direction.

After Kuma and I walked to the campground and made a u-turn, I saw a biker who was "warning" me that he saw a mountain lion cub. So with that said there is a possibility that for now, that area is the mother's territory.

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to be very careful when walking in that area...especially for those that walk alone or don't have dogs weighing in at 140lbs...which may have posed to be a deterrent.

1 comment:

MaryEllen said...

I am soooo jealous you got to see them!! Their presence might explain why coyote activity seems to be reduced around here lately. I saw a gorgeous bobcat a while back, too - maybe our kitties are chasing our doggies out of town!