Tuesday, 11 June 2019

NEWSLINK: Mountain lion attack reported in Morgan Hill

Local and state authorities June 4 found evidence of a suspected mountain lion attack in a Morgan Hill neighborhood, and are warning residents to be cautious when out with children and pets.

On Tuesday, Morgan Hill Police responded to a report of a deer carcass on Fountain Oaks Drive, east of U.S. 101, according to a press release from MHPD. The city’s animal services officer met with the resident who reported the dead deer, and examined the small carcass.

Police also notified the California Department of Fish and Game. Both the MHPD animal services officer and Fish and Game officials agreed the bite marks and injuries on the deer carcass were “most likely caused by a mountain lion,” reads the MHPD release.

“This is the first reported possible mountain lion event in 2019,” reads the press release. “The police department is working with the Department of Fish and Game on how to best address this situation.”

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