COLFAX (CBS13) — CHP Gold Run officers had to put down a mountain lion that was struck by a car on Interstate 80 at Secret Town Friday.
The CHP said at this time of year, because of the weather changes, more cats and wildlife make their way down from higher elevations.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
Officers said this mountain lion was hit by a car driving eastbound on the interstate. Its hind legs were struck by the car, and it was unable to walk, so officers had to put down along the freeway.READ MORE: Sacramento County Man Suspected Of Selling Illegal Fireworks Arrested
The CHP is warning drivers in the Sierra to be more cautious and aware of wildlife that may wander onto the road.MORE NEWS: What We Know About Lance Lowe, Suspect In Killing Of Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn
Another mountain lion was hit in the same area last week, according to officers, but that cat survived.