Yesterday afternoon (October 23) at about 5:30pm, a resident at the end of Avenida Alondra observed a mountain lion crossing his property. It was seen near the street. The animal did not confront or threaten anyone. Fish and Game and the Sheriff's dept was notified.
The ranch is home to many species of animals, including coyotes, bobcat
and mountain lions. These animals are native to the area and can be
attracted around homes by leaving pet food out, the presence of small
pets, etc. State Fish and Game warn people to not leave food or pets
outside and keep a close eye on small children- especially during early
morning or late afternoon times. In addition, do not jog, bike or hike
alone; do not approach a coyote, bobcat, or mountain lion.
Sometimes the attraction of smaller wild animals attracts the bigger animals as well.
These animals are most active at dawn, dusk and at night.
deer are attracted to the area because of food sources, same with
opossums, raccoons, and other prey. These animals are often prey for
In the past, neighboring communities
have had sightings as well. Mountain lions usually avoid humans; they
are quiet, solitary and elusive. They can have a range of 200 miles.
take precautions to avoid coming in contact with these animals. Below
are referral numbers you can call for more information. Refer to the
websites below. If you see a mountain lion or experience an attack,
contact the numbers below. Fish and game would like to know of sightings
to track the activity.
San Diego County Wildlife Services 1-800-486-0010
California Fish and Game- San Diego office 858-467-4201