Another Mountain Lion Spotted in South County
Last modified: 3/7/2012 5:43 PM
This morning around 8:05 A.M., a resident on the 80 block of Madrone Ave., unincorporated San Jose, called authorities to report a mountain lion in his back yard tree. Once Deputies arrived, the lion fled to Dougherty Ave. where he was chased up a tree by the resident’s two pet African Lion Dogs. The Deputies staged within 25 feet of the 50 lb. lion. The lion retreated to a nearby creek bed just as Animal Control arrived with the tranquilizer gun. Deputies were concerned that this incident took place within ¾ of a mile of Burnett Elementary School. Deputies and Animal Control searched for the lion for about 30 minutes, with negative results.
Anyone who spots a mountain lion is advised to call ‘911’ and remain calm. Do not turn your back on the lion and try to make yourself appear as big as possible.