Mountain Lion Shot Dead

The animal, weighing 100 to 150 pounds, was first spotted on the busy street near Sequoia Hospital at 8:19 a.m., officials said. Authorities put out auto-calls to 600 homes asking residents to evacuate or shelter in place, then conducted a house-to-house search before finding the big cat.]

- Mountain Lion Shot Dead

While not PC, all I can say is thank goodness. This is not from my house and not only is there a hospital here but a school is just around the corner. We’ve had an increasing number of mountain lion warnings in the last year, I was hoping that with all the rain we have had that the wildlife would retreat.

I’m tired of hearing “they were here first”, that could be said of a lot of things but it doesn’t change the fact that these are very dangerous animals when placed in proximity to people.

This part of Redwood City has had dense housing for over 60 years, nothing good will come of mountain lions wandering the streets… for them or us. There is an overwhelming amount of open space on Edgewood Road right on up to the watershed (which is closed off to people access), they can stay in their area and we’ll stay in ours.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/29/BAD61ILPP1.DTL#ixzz1I34GGXrM

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