Bart Selby, a member of the NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Conservation Working Group, picked up a distressed California brown pelican on Monday at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, one of the first individuals retrieved so far north. “It didn’t have the energy to hold its wings properly folded,” Selby said. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
When I read online comments and complaints about wild critters wandering on our streets and yards, I remember that this used to be a rather remote area, where wildlife roamed free to feed and thrive. My family taught us to keep our pets indoors at night, and let the critters have their space. Live and let live. (Mary Sheppard)
Mountain lion activity is common in the coastal hills of San Mateo County, including unincorporated areas that are rural but populated, like Montara and Moss Beach. Residents are advised to use caution when venturing out. Mountain lions are more active at night. Click the link above for more information about the Bay Area Puma Project (BAPP).