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Mountain lion and cub sightings at Berkeley Lab

Posted By Lynn Yu On Aug 19, 2012 @ 10:52 am In News | Comments Disabled

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Spotted: Mama mountain lion and her babies [1] roaming around the Berkeley hills and instilling fear in the staff of the Berkeley Lab.

This isn’t the first time this year — on July 19, a mountain lion and her cubs (perhaps the same one?) were spotted at the Greek Theater.

Not sure what to do if you see one? This site [2] gives some handy dandy information; for example, if you are 50 yards away with its ears up and attentive to you:

-Hold small children; keep older children close to an adult

-Do not turn your back

-Look for sticks, rocks or other weapons and keep them at hand

-Watch the cat at all times.

-Probability of attack is slight for adults given proper response

-Probability of attack is serious for unaccompanied children

Lesson learned: when spotted by a mountain lion, don’t act like a child — grow up. Fast.

Image source: Lil Rose [3] under Creative Commons


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URLs in this post:

[1] Mama mountain lion and her babies: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2012/08/17/berkeley-lab-staff-on-alert-after-sighting-of-lion-and-cubs/

[2] This site: http://www.angelfire.com/co/KlueLass/lions/ljohnson.html

[3] Lil Rose: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosannayeh/3035740102/

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