Mountain lion seen in Diamond Springs

By From page B1 | August 13, 2014

A mountain lion was spotted on Aug. 7 around 5:30 a.m. having killed a deer near the home of Carolyn Wells in the area between Lon Court and Duffy Road in Diamond Springs.

Wells said she took some earlier photos of the doe and noticed the deer had been injured behind the right shoulder along with other possible wounds. The source of the wounds is unknown but they may have been due to an earlier encounter with the mountain lion. Wells said another photo taken in early August showed the shoulder wound healing.

The doe had two spotted fawns, which were seen feeding unharmed in the same area on Saturday.

The sighting of the mountain lion so close to residences is a reminder that mountain lions hunt primarily between the hours of dusk to dawn and that people should avoid walking alone unless they bring some form of protection with them in case of an attack.

Also remember to bring your pets in at night and lock up your livestock to prevent them from becoming a meal for the mountain lions and other predators that live in the area.

Dawn Hodson

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