Today at about 1:10 pm a resident in the 15700 blk of Las Planideras saw a Mountain Lion at the back of her property. The animal was lying down then got up and moved off thru the canyon behind her house. The canyon has thick brush and trees. She was not confronted. The sighting was reported to Fish and Game.
If you should see a mountain lion, you are encouraged to call Fish and Game at 858-467-4257. If the animal is a threat, call 911.
There are several types of wild animals that live here in Rancho Santa Fe. Mountain Lions main food source is deer and coyotes. Eliminating plant species that attract deer help discourage mountain lions from coming into the area.
Please take precautions – mountain lions are most active at night as well as dusk and dawn. Do not leave children outside unattended; don’t leave pet food or food that may attract animals outside. Do not leave animals outside unattended. Horses should be kept in stalls in the barn. Be careful when walking/ jogging at dusk and dawn time periods. If you see a mountain lion- make noise-lots of it. Yell, scream, and bang on something. For example, pocket sized air horns are a good way to do that.
If you have any questions please call the Dept of Fish and Game at 858-467-4201 or the RSF Patrol 858-756-4372.