Sunday, May 24, 2015

Juvenile Mountain Lion captured in San Mateo, released to Crystal Springs last week

San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate/Vivian Ho and Emily Green, 5/18/15.  "Officials tranquilize and capture mountain lion in San Mateo."

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Wanna be your friend, got food?
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Captured, tranquilized, returned
to S.M. County wild. Happy trails!
"Authorities in San Mateo cornered and tranquilized an elusive mountain lion in a residential backyard Monday evening after the cat had been sighted three times in 14 hours near the downtown area, authorities said. Officers tracked the cat to the backyard of a house on the 900 block of Palm Avenue (San Mateo, CA) about 6:45 p.m., and reported tranquilizing the animal about a half hour later.

By 8 p.m., the sedated 90-pound, 6-foot-long cat, which was estimated to be about 2 years old, had been loaded into a truck and was en route to the area around Crystal Springs Reservoir, where it would likely wake up in a few hours with “a little bit of a hangover,” said Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife."  Read article.

Related articles - Daily Journal (San Mateo County,Samantha Weigel, 5/19/15. "Captured!: Mountain lion runs wild through San Mateo neighborhood." A juvenile mountain lion that managed to make its way into a quiet San Mateo neighborhood was safely captured and released after dozens of police and wildlife officials shut down an entire residential block to search for the animal Monday afternoon. .... on the 900 block of Palm Avenue, immediately south of Central Park. “San Mateo police were first on scene and they were terrific, they handled it very well,” said Andre Hughan, a spokesman with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. “It is very unusual to see a lion this far in town.”  ABC 7 News/Bay City News, 5/18/15, includes photographs, and tweets from Cal Fish and Wildlife. "The mountain lion was found to be healthy, and Hughan said it had probably wandered into town looking for food and water. It was later taken to a wildlife refuge and safely released around 8:30 p.m., according to Hughan." 

Related map900 block Palm Avenue, San Mateo, Palm Avenue at 9th Avenue, near the Trans World Assurance Corporation proposed development and Central Park.

Note photographs. "Wanna be your friend", cute but Woodside cat from KTVU/Fox, 2/26/15. "Captured, tranquilized..." by Emily Green from a San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate, 5/18/15
article by Vivian Ho and Emily Green, "Officials tranquilize and capture mountain lion in San Mateo." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

He wanted to go downtown and people watch. Sort of like the opposite of stupid pet tricks.

Anonymous said...


It was all the food we have to look at on the page that made him hungry. In fact, it makes me hungry at times also.

Anonymous said...

Do they eat seafood?

Anonymous said...

Cat eat fish.

Kathy Meeh said...

510, the Bad tuna.. article is now posted just for you.

Anonymous said...


Thank you. It was an early birthday present for me? Or do I get another present in a couple days?