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#3692815 - 06/17/14 08:54 AM GPS Tracking A Mountain Lion
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http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06...ew-pedestrians/

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – A massive mountain lion cornered at an apartment complex in Mountain View on May 6th reveals a long, winding journey around the residential South Bay, according to just-released tracking device data.

The cat, known by researchers as 46m, wandered out of the Santa Cruz Mountains and went trapseing aroung Egan Junior High in Los Altos before checking in on countless backyards. He then swung by Target on Showers Dr. before finally ending up at the corner of California and Rengstorff Avenues in Mountain View.

The GPS device, placed on the cat by the group Santa Cruz Pumas, recorded the mountain lion hanging out under a bush for 9.5 hours, watching people, cars and bikes pass by.

“That’s pretty scary if you really think about it, you know with kids and everybody around,” said Manny Ramos of Mountain View.

“It could have ate somebody, killed somebody,” said another concerned resident.

He was eventually spotted and cornered under an SUV, where he met with the business end of a stun gun.

He was later released back into the wild.

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#3692817 - 06/17/14 08:56 AM Re: GPS Tracking A Mountain Lion [Re: Tennrock]
in the dog house!
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Wow! Would be cool if they put a GPS on some from just west of us and see if any roamed over through TN.
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#3692826 - 06/17/14 09:05 AM Re: GPS Tracking A Mountain Lion [Re: in the dog house!]
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More information here, pretty cool:

http://santacruzpumas.org/2014/05/08/a-d...in-view-mvpuma/

If we zoom in on the northern part of his track, we can see where he left the wild and entered a sea of urban development below. He crossed highway 280 and enterd the Los Altos hills, where he wanderd around and then hunkered down for the day. The next night he started moving around again and found his way into downtown Mountain View nearly 4 miles from the wildlands he came from. That’s two nights and parts of three days so far that he was wandering around this highly developed area, and no one had seen him yet. He’s looking for a territory with potential mates, but clearly this was not it. My best guess at this point, is that he was looking for a way out, but he was so deep into the urban area, that he was not sure where to go to get back to open space. In the meantime he evaded detection by moving at night, and hiding in whatever places he can find — in a bush, under a parked car, up in a tree etc.
At around 3pm he decided he didn’t like that spot any more, and he decided to try and find a better place to hang out, as you can see his movement path in the figure above. Around 7pm we got our first calls from the Mountain View police about a possible collared puma wandering around their town, and we read on the Twitter feeds about a helicopter circling overhead to try to locate him. Fortunately, the police surrounded him in a safe spot in a parking garage, and we were able to safely assist Cal Fish and Wildlife with anesthetizing him and getting him back to open space!


Edited by Tennrock (06/17/14 09:06 AM)

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