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12/25/2015 9:14:19 AM

Saddest news ever on Christmas Eve...

My nearby neighbors have had 2 dogs for many years. One is Daisy, a little female. The other black medium size mixed dog “SAM” weighs over 80 pounds. On a regular schedule my neighbor opens the garage door inhis fenced yard around 6 A.M. so they can go outside and do their duties. Yesterday, he let them out as usual and around 30 minutes later Daisy came back without Sam. After just a few minutes my neighbor walked outside calling for Sam with no response. He started looking around and found him just 50 feet north of their house near to Via Liago. He was attacked by either a mountain lion or perhaps a few coyotes. The only remains were a head, paws and his tail. My neighbor thought it was odd that he found his wide collar 20 feet away and absolutely no indication of any blood. Animal control was called and told them they would come out tomorrow (today) to investigate. Be careful of your animals.

I will give all of you an update after the investigation.

9/17/2015 7:24:26 PM
Tracks.Reply: BillB
Nathan, Beverly is right. Those are not cat tracks. As for hunting them, go right ahead if you don't mind spending time in prison AND have lots of money for a fine. These killers are protected in California. The Eco-NAZIs apparently don't care about your animals or kids, just the large cats that stalk them. Coyotes are fair game any time of the year, though.
9/17/2015 5:59:00 PM
mt lion tracksReply: Beverley
Nathan, I am on Rocky Glen and see similar tracks in front of my gate.  I see in your pictures #2 and #3 what appear to be the marks of toenails as do mine.  Mountain lions do not leave them, but the two loose Great Danes on Rocky Glen do leave toenail marks and the tracks in front of my property are from them, can see faint to pronounced toenail marks.  Of course, we do need to stress caution.  Mountain lions rarely attack people, but certainly they have, especially small persons here in So. CA.  May be from the black Danes loose every day here.........that is another story by the way.
9/17/2015 5:49:54 PM
Varmint huntingReply: cinder465
HUNTING coyotes???? Why??? We are in their territory! I hope nobody is killing them while they are just trying to exist.  ??
9/17/2015 5:23:13 PM
Varmint HuntingReply: sean k
Coyotes can be hunted year round, on the BLM land, with a shotgun or archery rifle only.

Do these large cats fall under the varmint category?
9/17/2015 5:17:46 PM
Mountain Lion Inches From My Fence - PicsPost: Nathan
Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the Mountain Lion in our area. I know many have been posting about it. Maybe this can help with some tracking etc.

I was just in my back yard with my kids and I spotted some tracks so I took pics for all of you. This had to be in the last day or so as they are fresh after this weeks rain from Monday. I am always out there and this is the first time I have seen them. This was inches from my fence. I am at the very south end of Rolling Meadows.

If you live close by, just be extra careful out there.

Please forgive the poor lighting as it is afternoon. These are about 1-2 inches deep.

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