Monday, April 17, 2017

California

Press release from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office:
Incident Date and Time:  Monday, April 17, 2017, at about 3 a.m.
Location: Area of 800 Native Sons Road, town of Pescadero 
Type of Crime/Incident: Pet Taken by Mountain Lion

Summary: 
On Monday April 17, 2017, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area of 800 Native Sons Road, in the Town of Pescadero, on a report that a Mountain Lion had just entered a home and taken a small dog.  
An adult witness told deputies she and a child were sleeping in a bedroom with their 15-pound Portuguese Podengo (breed), at the foot of their bed. 
This bedroom has French doors that were partially left open to let their dog out.  At about 3 a.m. the dog began barking aggressively which woke up the adult witness. 
The witness states when she looked up at the French doors she saw a shadow of an animal enter the room, take the small dog from the bed and then walked out. 
The witness used a flashlight to look for her dog and saw large wet paw prints at the entrance to the bedroom. 
She immediately called 911. 
Deputies searched the area and also located paw prints similar to a mountain lion. We notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for any necessary follow-up investigation.