Police are warning residents to keep a close eye on pets after a mountain lion snatched a pet poodle from the backyard of a Burbank hillside home.
The animal was captured around 10:20 p.m. Sunday by officials from California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Folsom police officers.
Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild.
After being hit with a tranquilizer dart the mountain lion fled a brief distance into some nearby bushes, where three officers picked him up and put him in a pickup truck.
Julie Talbert stopped in her tracks on Monday afternoon when she made eye contact with a bobcat in her backyard.
Police have received several reports recently of a mountain lion in Roseville. According to Roseville Police Department spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther, since the first part of November, police have received reports of four sightings
Stanislaus county sheriff’s deputies are searching for a mountain lion — seen at least twice over the weekend in Turlock.
Police in Turlock are telling some residents to stay indoors after a mountain lion was seen wandering city streets over the weekend.
Wildlife officials say testing has confirmed the mountain lion they shot and killed is the same one that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a Northern California hiking trail.
California wildlife officials plan to conduct DNA and disease tests in Sacramento to make sure they shot and killed the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail..
The 65-pound animal was shot and killed not far from the hiking trail where a six-year-old boy was mauled.
Family was hiking when the six-year-old was attacked; the child suffered bite wounds and scratches.