Mountain Lion spottings are becoming more and more common in this part of California. Just last month, Mountain Lions were blamed for the death of two pet goats in the area. The sightings have been making residents nervous, as you never know what to expect or what to do if you are approached by one of these large, intimidating cats. This recent incident has residents worked up even though a biologist who monitored the animal said that he was not a threat to anyone or anyone's pets.
I think that as we continue to build in more areas that were once wooded, we will continue to see more wild cats. We are basically moving in on their territory and destroying their homes, so we should expect to see them more frequently, especially in the South and the West, which is where a large majority of them live.
Most Americans have never seen a live, wild cat. What would you do if you saw one roaming your neighborhood? Would you be frightened?