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Mountain lion sighted in Crescent Mills

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/21/2012

 

A mountain lion has been spotted two days in a row hunting in the Mount Hough Estates neighborhood and the surrounding area near Crescent Mills. This is the only one still living of seven lions spotted in Indian Valley communities since January.

Plumas County Sheriff Deputy Phil Shannon, a resident of that neighborhood, said that one person saw the body of a medium-sized dog in the lion’s mouth yesterday morning, when it ran across Highway 89 and up a hill.

Deputies have been unable to find anyone with a missing dog. "Could it have been a young deer?" Shannon wondered.

Wednesday morning the lion was spotted behind the Pioneer road home of Margaret Holcomb, at 7:45 a.m., which is about the time that the school bus stops across the street at one of three stops in the neighborhood.

Shannon is especially worried for all the young children who live in the neighborhood, and he does not understand why there seems to be a problem getting the Department of Fish and Game to respond to these incidents.

Residents who see a mountain lion in their community are urged to call 911 and report it.

More information is being sought from state and local officials for an article in the Wednesday, March 28 newspapers. Meanwhile residents are asked to be vigilant, especially during the times near dark and in the early mornings, when this lion has been seen on the prowl.


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