What are kids supposed to do if they do become in contact with a bobcat or mountain lion? Will they stay around here or will they move on? Will the opening of the 303 make them move away?
We lived in northern CA and had them sitting on our roofs watching us bbq and they would wander down to the elementary school to hunt kindergartners as well.
One other point: If they do confirm we have a resident mountain lion, I wouldn't change any of my habits outdoors. You should have a greater fear of being attacked by one of our fellow maniac residents vehicles who don't know how to obey speed signs and/or are too busy on their phones while driving, then being harmed by a mountain lion. I would even go as far as to say that I will see a chupacabra before I ever come across a mountain lion (and yes I know, chupacabras are not even real--I think you get my point).
Quote from: Moonrocks on May 06, 2011, 07:48:39 AMWe lived in northern CA and had them sitting on our roofs watching us bbq and they would wander down to the elementary school to hunt kindergartners as well. You're the reason I posted what I did. Create potentially baseless alarm on a questionable, unconfirmed sighting. You should always proceed with caution anywhere out this far in the desert where we live, but not because of mountain lions. Please show me documented cases where the cougars were determined to be found "hunting" kindergartners in northern Cali (were you maybe referring to the "cougar" type such as a Mary Kay Letourneau)?