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Mountain lion sighting in our neighborhood


Last updated 11/10/2006 at Noon

We thought it important to inform everyone in the Gum Tree area that we have had a mountain lion coming to our property for the last month. On October 15 it attacked and killed one of our cats right next to our house at 2 a.m. Our dog scared it and I watched as it ran away. It came again on Wednesday, October 25, at 5:10 a.m. and killed, and got away with, our second cat. Finally, last night, October 30, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. we lost our third cat.

When this first started happening, we couldn’t believe that we could actually be having problems with a mountain lion. We are fairly res...

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