Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mountain lion sighting!

Mountain lion at the Desert Museum
Post from Carol Tornow: If you have been in the canyon lately, you know that mountain lion activity is once again on the rise. A mountain lion was seen by several visitors on Monday, along the road just beyond mile marker 1. This same lion initially moved toward a small group of visitors picnicking along the creek in that area. One very unusual aspect of this encounter was that it occurred at about 1:00 in the afternoon. Also, the visitors reported that the lion's rib-cage was clearly visible, indicating this is a very hungry, and possibly desperate animal. As we know, this is only one of at least 3 lions in the area. Please be extra cautious in the canyon, and stay alert. Anne says: Don't approach, don't run. Make yourself big, throw things, scream and shout.

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