Wildlife Feed

Mountain Lion Alerts: Pumas Patrol Pacifica

First Sighting

There was a second sighting on Crespi Drive, November 15, and a third on November 30. Around 8 a.m., a resident observed a mountain lion in the roadway on Manzanita Drive near the intersection of Alicante Drive. The animal did not appear injured and was not aggressive. The animal ran away soon after it was spotted. Officers responded to the area but did not locate the animal.

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Protect Sanderlings: Leash Your Dog @ Beach

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Sanderlings pictured at Pacifica State Beach (above) have just arrived from the Arctic tundra, where they breed during the summer. Desperately tired and hungry after their 2,000-mile journey, they settle on the sand and follow the waves in and out, digging for sand crabs that make up most of their diet. Any off-leash dog chasing them relentlessly, as did this husky mix on a recent Friday afternoon, cuts down on their chances for survival. To help reverse the serious decline in shorebird populations, we humans can extend our seasonal goodwill to all species sharing the beach with us and let them rest and feed in peace.

Margaret Goodale